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HER Number:MDV107708
Name:Possible Water Meadow West of Middle Weaver Farm

Summary

A 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 west of Middle Weaver Farm, with which they were probably associated. The ditches were not identifiable on more recent aerial photographs and have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 042 038
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPlymtree
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMTREE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW? (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1946 AD (Between))
  • DRAIN? (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 and shallow earthwork ditches are visible.


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

A 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 west of Middle Weaver Farm, with which they were probably associated. Although resembling field drainage the channels appear to follow the contours and were potentially supplied with water from a spring fed channel or gutter rising at Sansquishayes Farm to the east. The function of the channels may therefore 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.

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: #67129 ]
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 8 2014 10:59AM