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HER Number:MDV107663
Name:Possible Water Meadow South of Chaldon Farm

Summary

An extensive system of drains or irregular water meadow gutters are visible as narrow earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946, to the south of Chaldon Farm, with which they were probably associated. The ditches are not identifiable on more recent aerial photographs and have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 036 040
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMTREE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRAINAGE SYSTEM? (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1946 AD (Between))
  • WATER MEADOW? (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4301-4302 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Narrow earthwork channels or ditches are visible.


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

An extensive system of drains or the irregular gutters of a hybrid style water of meadow of probable 19th or early 20th century date are visible as narrow earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946, to the south of Chaldon Farm, with which they were probably associated. Although resembling the herringbone pattern commonly seen in field drainage, the channels appear to be fed from a stream or pond at Chaldon Farm to distribute water to the slopes, rather than remove it from them. Their function may then be irrigation rather than drainage. The ditches are not identifiable on more recent aerial photographs and have probably been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4301-4302 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #67085 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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:Jan 24 2019 12:20PM