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HER Number:MDV107680
Name:Earthworks Possibly Relating to Former Buildings at Prescott


An irregular earthwork mound, visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1989 may be the remains of a nineteenth century building and the earlier structure that it apparently replaced. These were located in a small enclosure, the boundary of which is visible as a dark cropmark on some of the photographs.


Grid Reference:ST 089 142
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCulmstock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULMSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIX to XX - 1840 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A long rectangular building is depicted along the northern side of a rectilinear enclosure.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The long rectangular building is not depicted, but a larger more complex structure is depicted in the north-east corner of the enclosure.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4320 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Irregular earthwork mounds are visible, but not clearly defined.

Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89276, OS/89276 V 156-157 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357047.

An irregular earthwork mound is visible in the south-west corner of the field.

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

An irregular earthwork mound, circa 75 metres in maximum extent, is visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1989 in the south-west corner of a field on the north-eastern boundary of Prescott. Its location corresponds approximately to a small enclosure depicted on historic mapping within which a long rectangular structure was depicted on the Tithe map and a larger complex structure with a possible driveway was depicted on late nineteenth century mapping. Dark linear cropmarks appear to mark the boundary of the enclosure on photographs taken in 1946 and may have formed over boundary ditches. The earthworks may have been formed by demolition of the two buildings, and if they survive may contain remains reating to these post-medieval or nineteenth century structures. As the buildings and enclosure have been depicted on the historic mapping, and because the earthworks are not clearly defined, they have not been transcribed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67102 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4320 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.
Linked documents:1
SDV357047Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89276. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89276 V 156-157 14-JUN-1989.

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 4:32PM