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HER Number:MDV102585
Name:Terrace earthworks, Lobb

Summary

Three scarps are visible as subtle earthworks dividing the gentle slope to the rear of Lobb Cottage, at Lobb, Braunton parish, into three earthwork terraces. The date of the earthworks is unknown but they are likely to be contemporary with the settlement at Lobb, formerly South Lobb, a Domesday settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 472 379
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACED GROUND (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

Alex Doull, 1841, Part 1 Plan of the Parish of Braunton in the County Devon (Cartographic). SDV349930.

The terracing is not depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1957, RAF/58/2205 F21, NMR RAF/58/2205 (F21) 0019-05-JUL-1957 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349736.

Earthwork terracing is visible.


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

Three scarps are visible as subtle earthworks dividing the gentle slope to the rear of Lobb Cottage, at Lobb, Braunton parish, into three earthwork terraces. The date of the earthworks is unknown but they appear to be aligned upon the buildings to the south of the terraced area, structures depicted on the tithe map for Braunton . It is possible the terraces are therefore contemporary with the establishment of the settlement at Lobb, formerly South Lobb, a Domesday settlement, and perhaps reflect a former, medieval land division. By the drafting of the Braunton tithe map in 1841 the terraced area is enclosed into two parcels, possibly indicating that the holdings in this area been consolidated.

Sources / Further Reading

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
SDV349736Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1957. RAF/58/2205 F21. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/58/2205 (F21) 0019-05-JUL-1957. [Mapped feature: #62049 ]
SDV349930Cartographic: Alex Doull. 1841. Part 1 Plan of the Parish of Braunton in the County Devon. Tithe Map.

Associated Monuments

MDV16291Related to: Lobb, Braunton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 11:17AM