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HER Number:MDV103347
Name:Former Field Boundary North of Oxford Cross

Summary

A former field boundary of probable medieval date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 2010. It is likely to have been replaced by a post-medieval field sytem but below-ground remains may survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 469 414
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGeorgeham
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGEORGEHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

George Braund and Henry Hearn, 1839, Map of the Parish of Georgeham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe (Cartographic). SDV349926.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1501, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 3264-3265 13-MAY-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349927.

A curvilinear cropmark bank and ditch are visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4641 08-APR-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349899.

A curvilinear bank and ditch are visible as cropmarks.


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

A curvilinear bank and ditch are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs between 1946 and 2010. The bank appears to be circa 2 metres in width and the ditch 3 metres wide. The south-western part is better defined than the north-eastern and is roughly parallel to an extant curvilinear boundary to the south. It is possible that both are medieval in date and part of a field system that was mostly replaced by regular large fields in the post-medieval period; no field boundary is depicted in the location of the cropmark on the 1989 Tithe map. Below ground remains are likely to survive.

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
SDV349899Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4641 08-APR-2010. [Mapped feature: #62820 ]
SDV349926Cartographic: George Braund and Henry Hearn. 1839. Map of the Parish of Georgeham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe. Tithe Map.
SDV349927Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1501. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 3264-3265 13-MAY-1946.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2012 5:10PM