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HER Number:MDV108058
Name:Earthwork Ditch to the Southeast of Sutton Barton

Summary

An earthwork ditch of a possible former water meadow system, or drain, of probable 19th century date is visible on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards, to the southeast of Sutton Barton.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 014 089
Map Sheet:ST00NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW? (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RS 4130-31 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356938.

The earthwork ditch is visible.


Next Perspectives, 2006, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photograph, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0108, ST0109 03-JUN-2006 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351300.

The earthwork ditch is visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0109 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The earthwork ditch is visible.


Jones-Lutescu, P, 2014, Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV359834.

A historic environment assessment has been undertaken by AC archaeology during September and October 2014 as part of forthcoming planning applications for proposed mixed use development on c. 70 hectares of land to the northwest of Cullompton, Devon.

An earthwork ditch which extends from Rull leat at its southwest extent downslope towards the northeast, within a natural channel. It may represent the remains of a catch meadow system, diverting the flow of water from Rull Leat to irrigate land further downslope via a series of gutters which are no longer visible. It is also equally likely, however, the earthwork forms part of a simple drainage system, particular given the dominance of other drains visible on aerial photographs within the immediate vicinity.


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

An earthwork ditch of a possible former water meadow system, or drain, of probable 19th century date is visible on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards, to the southeast of Sutton Barton. The earthwork ditch extends from Rull leat at its southwest extent downslope towards the northeast within a natural channel. It may represent the remains of a catch meadow system, diverting the flow of water from Rull Leat to irrigate land further downslope via a series of gutters which are no longer visible. It is also equally likely, however, the earthwork forms part of a simple drainage system, particular given the dominance of other drains visible on aerial photographs within the immediate vicinity. The earthwork ditch remains visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351300Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2006. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photograph. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0108, ST0109 03-JUN-2006. [Mapped feature: #67450 ]
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0109 22-MAY-2010.
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
SDV356938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RS 4130-31 13-APR-1947.
SDV359834Report - Assessment: Jones-Lutescu, P. 2014. Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon. AC Archaeology. ACD952/1/1. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV7113 - Historic Environment Asessment, Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon (Ref: ACD952/1/1)

Date Last Edited:Oct 26 2016 2:51PM