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HER Number:MDV105363
Name:Field Boundaries in Battery Gardens, Brixham

Summary

Several linear banks and ditches are visible on aerial photographs between 1947 and 2012, first as earthworks then as cropmarks. In 1942 some of these linear features appear to have functioned as field boundaries, although it is possible that they were associated with the battery, either during the Second World War or in its earlier phases.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 920 569
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval to World War II - 1540 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1942, RAF/AC39, RAF/AC39 V 54-55 29-APR-1942 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352346.

Several land parcels are visible, apparently with differing land uses.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2488, RAF/CPE/UK/2488 5227-5228 11-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352767.

Several linear earthwork banks and ditches are visible.

Channel Coast Observatory, 2001-2012, Channel Coast Observatory Aerial Photography, Channel Coastal Observatory SX9256_20120918ortho.ecw 18-SEP-2012 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351226.

Several of the linear features are visible as cropmarks.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

Several linear banks and ditches or trackways are visible on aerial photographs between 1947 and 2012, first as earthworks then as cropmarks. In 1942 some of these linear features appear to have functioned as field boundaries, with differing land uses apparently in different compartments. However it is possible that they were defensive barriers associated with the battery, either during the Second World War or in its earlier phases.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351226Aerial Photograph: Channel Coast Observatory. 2001-2012. Channel Coast Observatory Aerial Photography. Channel Coast Observatory. Digital. Channel Coastal Observatory SX9256_20120918ortho.ecw 18-SEP-2012.
SDV352346Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1942. RAF/AC39. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/AC39 V 54-55 29-APR-1942.
SDV352767Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2488. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2488 5227-5228 11-MAR-1948. [Mapped feature: #64814 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:May 14 2020 1:19PM