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HER Number:MDV106045
Name:Relict Strip Field Boundaries South of Galford Farm

Summary

Several linear and curvilinear earthwork banks and a ditch are visible on aerial photographs taken between the 1940s and 2010 and on images derived from Lidar data, to the south of Galford Farm. They are likely in part to be relict boundaries originating from a medieval strip field system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 472 860
Map Sheet:SX48NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLewtrenchard
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLEWTRENCHARD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

No field boundaries are depicted in this location.


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

Several curvilinear banks are visible.


Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of linear and curvilinear banks and a ditch correspond to the grid reference for PRN167208.


Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167208 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

The remains of a field system are visible as a series of low earth banks on aerial photographs (p1) and were digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme. The boundaries lie within an area classed as medieval enclosures based on strip fields in the Historic Landscape Characterisation for Devon and do appear to be fossilising groups of former strips.
Photograph reference:
1. RAF CPE/UK/1995/1235&6 13-APR-1947


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Two of the banks are visible as earthworks.


Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Several curvilinear banks are visible. Map object previously based on this source.


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

Four curvilinear banks, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken between the 1940s and 2010 and images derived from Lidar data, run parallel to extant field boundaries of medieval origin. They are not depicted on the Tithe map and are likely to have fallen out of use by the mid nineteenth century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65470 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV351543Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2013-2015. Land Management Case Work.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167208.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2017 1:30PM