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HER Number:MDV108050
Name:Former Field Boundaries East of Smithincott


Three curvilinear ditches, visible as earthworks on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010, are interpreted as the remains of medieval field boundaries that passed out of use prior to the mid-19th century.


Grid Reference:ST 065 116
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

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

No features are depicted in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 3286-3287 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Three dark curvilinear cropmarks or earthworks are visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0610 Environment Agency DTM 05-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

Three curvilinear ditches are visible as earthworks.

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

Three parallel curvilinear earthwork ditches, aligned roughly along the contour, are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1947 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010. Circa 24 metres apart, and up to 4 metres wide, they are similar in appearance to removed field boundaries of medieval date. No boundaries are depicted in this location on the Tithe Maps and they probably fell out of use by the mid-19th century. Earthworks are likely to survive.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 3286-3287 11-APR-1947.
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
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0610 Environment Agency DTM 05-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #67443 ]

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:Oct 1 2014 5:54PM