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HER Number:MDV102590
Name:Lynchet earthworks, north-west of Knills Farm

Summary

Former field boundaries of probable medieval date are visible as lynchet earthworks on aerial photographs and images derived from Lidar data, to the north-west of Knills Farm, Braunton.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 468 384
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

  • LYNCHET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

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


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


Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF/80/744, NMR RAF/80/744 0084 13-SEP-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349746.

Earthwork lynchets are visible.


Turner, S.C., 2005 - 2006, Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation Mapping (Cartographic). SDV349122.

Former field boundaries of probable medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and images derived from Lidar data, on steep south facing slopes to the north-west of Knills Farm, Braunton. The earthworks correspond with field boundaries depicted on the tithe map for Braunton and the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 inch map, but are revealed as narrow lynchets by aerial photographs of 1958, by which time significant portions of each hedgerow have been removed revealing the underlying earthworks. This area falls within an area recorded as medieval enclosures based on strip fields by historic landscape characterisation, supporting their interpretation as probably medieval in origin. The earthworks are clearly revealed on images derived from Lidar data.


Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.


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

Former field boundaries of probable medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and images derived from Lidar data, on steep south facing slopes to the north-west of Knills Farm, Braunton. The earthworks correspond with field boundaries depicted on the tithe map for Braunton and the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 inch map, but are revealed as narrow lynchets by aerial photographs of 1958, by which time significant portions of each hedgerow have been removed revealing the underlying earthworks. The earthworks are clearly revealed on images derived from Lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). 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
SDV349122Cartographic: Turner, S.C.. 2005 - 2006. Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation Mapping. Digital.
SDV349746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF/80/744. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/80/744 0084 13-SEP-1958.
SDV349930Cartographic: Alex Doull. 1841. Part 1 Plan of the Parish of Braunton in the County Devon. Tithe Map.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2012 11:35AM