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HER Number:MDV108442
Name:Relict Field Boundaries at Silverton Park

Summary

The relict boundaries of a field system of possible medieval origin are visible as earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s in the former grounds of Silverton Park. The banks have now largely been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 970 022
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric irregular ditched enclosure located in slight hollow and linears east of Hayne House

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

The earthwork banks do not correspond with any depicted boundaries, but do match depicted lines of trees.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The earthwork banks do not correspond with any depicted boundaries.


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

Linear earthwork banks are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9602 Environment Agency DSM 2005 & 2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Sections of earthwork bank are visible.


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

The relict boundaries of a field system of possible medieval origin are visible as earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s in the former grounds of Silverton Park. The visible earthworks are slightly curvilinear in form and are oriented on a north-west to south-east axis. The banks do not correspond with any boundaries depicted on the Tithe Map for Silverton or the Ordnance Survey 25 inch First Edition map of the 1880s to the 1890s and had therefore been removed prior to the mid-19th century. However, the Ordnance Survey first edition map schematically depicts trees in roughly the same layout as the relict earthworks which might support the interpretation that the map is illustrating trees grown from former hedgerow planting. The banks have now largely been levelled although fragments remain visible on images derived from lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
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. [Mapped feature: #67812 ]
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 SS9602 Environment Agency DSM 2005 & 2012.

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 4:52PM