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HER Number:MDV103352
Name:Former Field Boundary on Pickwell Down

Summary

A probable former field boundary bank of medieval origin is visible as a curvilinear cropmark on aerial photographs taken in 1964. It is likely to have gone out of use prior to the mid nineteenth century and to have been levelled since.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 466 410
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 (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1839 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.

No field boundary is depicted in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF 543/2821 F66, NMR RAF/S43/2821 F66 0219-0220 27-APR-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350307.

A linear bank is visible as a cropmark.


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

A probable former field boundary bank is visible as a curvilinear cropmark on aerial photographs taken in 1964. It is circa 2.5 metres wide and 330 metres in length, and fits into the field pattern, characterised as Barton fields, some of which may be medieval in origin. No field boundary is depicted in this location on the 1839 Tithe map and the field boundary is likely to have gone out of use prior to the mid nineteenth century. No evidence a bank is visible on other available aerial photographs and it is likely to have been levelled by ploughing.

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
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.
SDV350307Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF 543/2821 F66. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/S43/2821 F66 0219-0220 27-APR-1964. [Mapped feature: #62826 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2012 3:00PM