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HER Number:MDV108593
Name:Water meadow to the west of Bradford Farm

Summary

A water meadow system of probable 19th century date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the west of Bradford Farm. It remains partly visible as a series of earthwork ditches on digital images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2012.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 989 143
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER MEADOW (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The water meadow system is partly defined as a series of drains and sluices on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4334-35 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

The water meadow is visible as a series of earthwork ditches. Map object based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3334-35 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The water meadow is visible as a series of earthwork ditches. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66184 V, OS/66184 V 064-65 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357044.

The water meadow is visible as a series of earthwork ditches. Map object based on this source.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9814 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 – 16-FEB-2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The water meadow is visible as a series of earthwork ditches. Map object based on this source.


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

A water meadow system of probable 19th century date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the west of Bradford Farm. The extensive system is visible as a series of fragmented ditches and occupies an area of approximately 6.7 hectares of fairly level ground, within an area of floodplain on the northern side of the River Lowman. It is largely unclear, however, how this system may have operated, although it appears to tap one or more of the numerous streams which feed into the River Lowman from the north, or Mill Leat which bisects across the water meadow. The system is partly depicted as a series of drains and sluices on historical mapping and is located in an area where similarly extensive systems have been recorded along the River Lowman to the northeast and southwest. It remains partly visible as a series of earthwork ditches on digital images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2012.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3334-35 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.
SDV356902Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4334-35 04-NOV-1946.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9814 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 – 16-FEB-2012.
SDV357044Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 064-65 22-JUL-1966.

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:Dec 3 2014 4:11PM