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HER Number:MDV107676
Name:Possible Water Meadow South of Chaldon Farm

Summary

An extensive system of drains or irregular water meadow gutters of a possible 19th or early 20th century water meadow were visible as narrow earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946, to the south of Higher Weaver Farm, with which they were probably associated. Many of ditches were not identifiable on more recent aerial photographs and have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 048 043
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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.

An extensive system of drains or irregular gutters are visible as ditches.


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 possible hybrid style of water meadow of probable 19th or early 20th century date were visible as narrow earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946, to the south of Chaldon Farm, with which they were probably associated. Although in places resembling the herringbone pattern commonly seen in field drainage, the channels appear to be supplied with water by a wider channel or gutter that diverts from the River Weaver at circa ST05020457. The function of the channels may then have been to irrigate the gentle slopes alongside the river, rather than drainage. The smaller ditches are not identifiable on more recent aerial photographs or images derived from lidar and have probably been levelled, although traces of the possible main gutter can be seen as an earthwork ditch on images derived from lidar at circa ST04980455.

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: #67099 ]
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:Sep 3 2014 11:49AM