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HER Number:MDV108428
Name:Rectangular Field Boundary East of Stockwell Farm

Summary

Earthwork ditches visible to the east of Stockwell Farm on aerial photographs of the 1940s and images derived from lidar data of 2005 and 2012 are possibly the remains of a rectangular field boundary of possible medieval to post-medieval date.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 979 028
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradninch
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADNINCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3248-3249 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The western edge of the earthwork ditch was visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9702 Environment Agency DSM 2005 & 2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

A shallow but broad earthwork ditch was visible.


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

Earthwork ditches up to 15 metres wide were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards to the east of Stockwell Farm. The ditches define a rectangular enclosure approximately 90 by 60 metres in size on east facing combe slopes overlooking a stream that flows southwards. The ditches do not correspond with any field boundaries depicted on the available historic maps but do fall within the extant field pattern and might be the remains of a rectangular field boundary of possible medieval to post-medieval date. The broad but shallow ditch is clearly visible on images derived from lidar data of 2005 and 2012 but it is probable the width of the ditch has been enhanced by modern ploughing.

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 3248-3249 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9702 Environment Agency DSM 2005 & 2012. [Mapped feature: #67800 ]

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 4:48PM