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HER Number:MDV103515
Name:Former Field System East of The Lodge


Two curvilinear cropmark ditches are visible on aerial photographs, interpreted as field boundaries of probable medieval or later date and likely to have gone out of use by the mid nineteenth century.


Grid Reference:SS 245 175
Map Sheet:SS21NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWelcombe
Ecclesiastical ParishWELCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • MORPH: DE.121.58.1

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 ditches do not correspond to any of the depicted field boundaries.

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

An ordered, rectilinear linear system, 'field' size on average 57m by 18m. Visible as cropmark ditches on aerial photographs, but no specific aerial photograph reference given. 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.

These curvilinear ditches are not depicted on the Tithe map, but are perpendicular to several curvilinear field boundaries that appear to be former medieval strip fields. Is it unclear whether the possible boundaries manifesting as cropmarks pre-date the mid nineteenth century, but as they are not depicted on any later available mapping this seems most likely.

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: #63018 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2012 12:33PM