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HER Number:MDV102405
Name:Relict field boundary north of Eastacott

Summary

A linear bank is visible as an earthwork on images derived from Lidar data captured in 2007, and just discernable within woodland on 1940s aerial photographs. It is interpreted as a relict medieval or post-medieval field boundary which was cut through when the Hobby Drive was constructed, and fell into disuse before the mid nineteenth century. The relict bank is very likely to survive as an earthwork but may be vulnerable to coastal erosion.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 322 243
Map Sheet:SS32SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

T Woodmas & Co, Surveyors., 1840, Map of the Parish of Clovelly, Devon (Cartographic). SDV349395.

Field boundaries are depicted south of the driveway but not to the north.


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

No field boundaries are depicted north of the driveway. However a short length of field boundary, contiguous with an extant boundary, is depicted between the extant field and the driveway.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5044-5045 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

The area is wooded, but the line of a bank is just discernable as differential tree growth.


Environment Agency, 2007, LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution), LIDAR SS3224 Environment Agency D0076607 24-MAR-2007 (Cartographic). SDV349139.

A linear bank is visible as an earthwork.


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

A linear bank, circa 3.5 metres in width, is visible as an earthwork on images derived from Lidar data captured in 2007. It is aligned approximately north to south for 40 metres north of the driveway known as 'The Hobby Drive', with a near right-angled return at the northern part. A stretch of bank from here ends at the cliff edge approximately 30 metres to the east. A difference in tree height along the length of the bank makes this feature just about discernable within woodland on 1940s aerial photographs. The area is symbolised as woodland, without any field boundaries, on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey mapping, but immediately to the south of the driveway a stretch of field boundary is depicted on the same alignment as the bank. The bank is therefore interpreted as a relict field boundary, the eastern return of which may have been lost to coastal erosion, and which has been cut when the Hobby Drive was constructed. The drive but not the field boundary is shown on the 1840 Tithe map, indicating that the relict section of bank was disused, and the field constricted to the south, before the mid nineteenth century. The relict bank is likely to be of medieval or post-medieval date and is likely to survive as a clear earthwork.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

The routeway along the contour is named 'The Hobby Drive'

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. 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
SDV349139Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2007. LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS3224 Environment Agency D0076607 24-MAR-2007. [Mapped feature: #61857 ]
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5044-5045 19-APR-1946.
SDV349395Cartographic: T Woodmas & Co, Surveyors.. 1840. Map of the Parish of Clovelly, Devon. Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2012 12:03PM