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HER Number:MDV108420
Name:Ditched Feature South East of Worth Farm

Summary

A ditched enclosure of probable post medieval to 20th century date was visible as an earthwork to the south-east of Worth Farm on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s. The function of the enclosure is unknown and the earthwork has been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 982 019
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3248 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An irregularly rectilinear ditched enclosure was visible.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2924-2925 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

An irregularly rectilinear ditched enclosure remained visible.


Get Mapping, 1999, GM/121/99, Devon County Council GetMapping/121/99 319-320 24-JUL-1999 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355055.

The earthwork ditch has been levelled.


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

An irregularly rectilinear ditched enclosure of probable post medieval to 20th century date was visible as an earthwork to the south-east of Worth Farm on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s. The ditch appeared to abut the very straight and presumably post-medieval extant southern boundary to the east of Worth Farm, and is therefore likely to be post-medieval or later in date. It was clearly visible through the tree cover of the orchard and its irregular shape might have been a result of being cut around tree planting, therefore post-dating the orchard. The ditch remained clearly visible on aerial photographs of 1967 but had been levelled by 1999.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2924-2925 14-MAR-1967. [Mapped feature: #67792 ]
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3248 04-NOV-1946.
SDV355055Aerial Photograph: Get Mapping. 1999. GM/121/99. Get Mapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council GetMapping/121/99 319-320 24-JUL-1999.
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:Aug 13 2015 4:46PM