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HER Number:MDV102307
Name:A former field boundary to the north of Cartland

Summary

A former field boundary of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs from the 1940s to the 1970s as a low earthwork bank to the north of Cartland.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 393 242
Map Sheet:SS32SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAlwington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishALWINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 1978 AD)

Full description

1837, Map of the Parish of Alwington in the county of Devon, NMR OS/78017 190-19116-APR-1978 (Cartographic). SDV349341.

The earthwork bank is not depicted on the tithe map for Alwington, and had probably passed out of use by 1837.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The field boundary is not depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5033-5034 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

A former field boundary is visible as a low curvilinear earthwork bank.


Meridian Airmaps Limited, 1967, MAL/67007, NMR RAF MAL/67007 106-107 08-FEB-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349066.

A former field boundary is visible as a low curvilinear earthwork bank.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78017, NMR OS/78017 190-19116-APR-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349081.

A former field boundary is visible as a low curvilinear earthwork bank.


Next Perspectives, 2001, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3924 22-MAY-2001 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349376.

The boundary appears to have been reinstated, possibly as the boundary to an annexe to Dockham Wood.


Next Perspectives, 2002, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3924 22-MAY-2001 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349498.

The boundary appears to have been reinstated, possibly as the boundary to an annexe to Dockham Wood.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A former field boundary of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs from 1946 to 1978 as a low earthwork bank, centred on circa SS39352427. The boundary is not depicted on the tithe map for Alwington of circa 1837 or the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 inch map published by 1890, supporting the interpretation that the field boundary had passed out of use before 1837. Nonetheless, the curvilinear nature of the earthwork and the fact that at its eastern end it appears to form a continuation of an extant curved field boundary, might support the interpretation that this feature is part of the wider landscape character of medieval enclosure based on strip fields.
By 2001 this boundary appears to be reinstated as the southern extent of an newly extended area of non-coniferous woodland, possibly an annexe to Dockham Wood to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349066Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1967. MAL/67007. Meridian Airmaps Limited Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF MAL/67007 106-107 08-FEB-1967.
SDV349081Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78017. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78017 190-19116-APR-1978.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5033-5034 19-APR-1946.
SDV349341Cartographic: 1837. Map of the Parish of Alwington in the county of Devon. Tithe Map. NMR OS/78017 190-19116-APR-1978.
SDV349376Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2001. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3924 22-MAY-2001.
SDV349498Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2002. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3924 22-MAY-2001.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 14 2012 11:21AM