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HER Number:MDV103472
Name:Relict Field System North of Mead

Summary

Several curvilinear banks and ditches, visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs in 1956, are interpreted as field boundaries of probable medieval date and are likely to have gone out of use by the mid nineteenth century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 222 181
Map Sheet:SS21NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWelcombe
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWELCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • MORPH: DE.121.10.1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The banks and ditches do not correspond to any depicted field boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1956, RAF/82/1451, NMR RAF/82/145 F21 0082-0083 12-JUL-1956 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349052.


Cornwall County Council, 2002, Cornwall National Mapping Programme (Archive - Survey). SDV350748.

A fragmentary ordered, rectilinear linear system, 'field' size on average 100m by 75m. Visible as earthwork and cropmark banks and ditches and transcribed from aerial photographs dating to 1956. They are interpreted as the remains of field boundaries of medieval or later date.


Knight, S., 2012, Backlog Input Element of the North Devon Coast AONB National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV350734.

The curvilinear features are not depicted on the Tithe map and are likely to have gone out of use by the mid nineteenth century. Their curvlinear shape and layout conforms to the surrounding field system, characterised as medieval in origin, and they appear to be former medieval strip field boundaries.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349052Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1956. RAF/82/1451. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/82/145 F21 0082-0083 12-JUL-1956. [Mapped feature: #62966 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350734Interpretation: Knight, S.. 2012. Backlog Input Element of the North Devon Coast AONB National Mapping Programme Project. Digital.
SDV350748Archive - Survey: Cornwall County Council. 2002. Cornwall National Mapping Programme.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2012 11:37AM