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HER Number:MDV105912
Name:Possible Relict Field Boundary on Cherubeer Moor


A linear cropmark visible on aerial photographs is likely to be a relict field boundary bank of possible medieval origin.


Grid Reference:SS 596 119
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDolton
Ecclesiastical ParishDOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

No field boundaries are depicted in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

A pale linear cropmark is visible. Map object partly based on this source.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

A dark linear cropmark is visible. Map object partly based on this source

Knight, S., 2013-2015, Land Management Case Work (Personal Comment). SDV351543.

A linear cropmark aligned approximately north-east to south-west across Cherubeer Moor is visible on aerial photographs taken between the 1940s and 1999/2000. It is not depicted on the nineteenth century mapping and presumably went out of use by the mid nineteenth century. In the 1940s it appears to have been up to 6 metres in width, suggesting that agricultural activity had levelled any earthworks and spread the remains. It is contiguous a field boundary to the west, now also removed, which was extant until the 1940s, and may be of medieval origin.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV351543Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2013-2015. Land Management Case Work.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2014 10:57AM