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HER Number:MDV107612
Name:Drainage Ditches North-West of Higher Houndaller Farm

Summary

Two parallel linear earthwork ditches, circa 1 metre in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s and on images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2010. They are interpreted as post-medieval or modern drainage ditches, perhaps associated with a field boundary. The earthworks are very likely to survive.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 054 147
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1932 AD (Between))
  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Two parallel linear earthwork ditches are visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0414 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 & 05-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

Two parallel linear earthwork ditches are visible.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

Two parallel linear earthwork ditches, circa 1 metre in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s and on images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2010. They are aligned cross-contour and were probably intended for land drainage. The ditches are well defined on the 1940s photographs, suggesting that they had been maintained or constructed relatively recently at this point and are likely to be of post-medieval or modern date. They may have flanked a former field boundary, although there is no evidence of a substantial earthwork bank. The earthworks are very likely to survive, although they have been truncated by the motorway.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0414 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 & 05-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #67033 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:May 14 2020 12:37PM