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HER Number:MDV103478
Name:Relict Field System North-East of Darracott


Four curvilinear cropmark and earthwork ditches and banks are visible on aerial photographs and interpreted as former field boundaries of probable medieval date.


Grid Reference:SS 233 180
Map Sheet:SS21NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWelcombe
Ecclesiastical ParishWELCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • MORPH: DE.121.55.1

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 earthworks and cropmarks do not correspond with any features depicted on the map.

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

An interrupted ordered, rectilinear linear system, 'field' size on average 164m by 72m. Visible as earthwork and cropmark ditches and banks on aerial photographs, and interpreted as the remains of medieval or later field boundaries.

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

Three narrow curvilinear ditches and a bank up to 5 metres in width are transcribed, although no aerial photograph reference is attched to the spatial data. The bank is parallel to a ditch approximately 21 metres to the north-east and their layout is consistent with an interpretation as boundaries based on medieval strip fields. They are not depicted on the Tithe map so probably became disused by the mid nineteenth century.

Sources / Further Reading

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. [Mapped feature: #62972 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2012 11:41AM