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HER Number:MDV105943
Name:Strip Fields East of Sidmouth

Summary

The remains of strip fields of probable medieval origin are visible on digital images derived from lidar data as low banks to the north of Salcombe Hill Cliff, Sidmouth. The boundaries had probably passed out of use prior to the 1840s.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 133 875
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE REGIS

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Field boundaries and relict boundaries associated with a former Medieval Strip Field System on Salcombe Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Extensive enclosure based on medieval strip fields is depicted. The relict earthworks are clearly an extension of this pattern.


Environment Agency, 2007, LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV355859.

Curvilinear earthwork banks are visible.


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

The remains of strip fields of probable medieval origin are visible on digital images derived from lidar data as low banks to the north of Salcombe Hill Cliff, Sidmouth. The curvilinear earthwork banks continue a field pattern depicted to the north on the tithe map for Sidmouth, but do not themselves correspond with any depicted boundaries and therefore had probably passed out of use prior to the 1840s. The medieval field system was largely disrupted by large scale reorganisation of the surrounding enclosure pattern in the 19th century. The earthworks are not apparent on any aerial photographs available to the survey

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
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
SDV355859Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2007. LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65371 ]

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:Jun 8 2018 1:04PM