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HER Number:MDV107766
Name:Possible Former Field Boundary East of Ashley Road, Uffculme

Summary

A broad curvilinear ditch, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from the 1940s and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2005, is tentatively interpreted as a medieval or post-medieval field boundary that passed out of use prior to the mid-19th century. It could be at least partly natural in origin, and slight earthwork remains appear to have survived in 2005.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 071 131
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3321-3322 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is visible.


Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0612 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

A broad curvilinear ditch is visible as an earthwork.


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

A broad curvilinear ditch, up to 6 metres in width, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from the 1940s and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2005. It is not depicted on the Tithe Map, although it is contiguous with a field boundary to the east, which is depicted. It is therefore tentatively interpreted as a medieval or post-medieval field boundary that passed out of use prior to the mid-19th century. However the scale of the feature suggests it could be at least partly natural in origin, especially as it closely follows the contour, and the field boundary to the east may have been aligned along a natural change of slope. Slight earthwork remains appear to have survived in 2005.

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 3321-3322 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #67174 ]
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 ST0612 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005.

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 11 2014 2:47PM