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HER Number:MDV108665
Name:Field Boundaries on Lease Hill

Summary

A possible former field boundary potentially of medieval date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and images derived from lidar as curvilinear earthwork banks and ditches enclosing the summit of Lease Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 981 013
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

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4170-4171 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

Curvilinear earthwork ditches are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3247-3248 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Curvilinear earthwork ditches are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9801 Environment Agency DSM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Curvilinear earthwork ditches are visible.


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

A possible former field boundary potentially of medieval date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as earthwork banks and ditches enclosing the summit and slopes of Lease Hill. The uppermost ditch, presumably evidence of a removed boundary, is up to 8 metres wide and encloses an area of nearly 0.9 hectares. Ditches of similar width were visible extending across the south-west facing slopes flanking the remains of a possible earthwork boundary bank circa 10 metres in width. The earthwork banks and ditches do not correspond with any features depicted on the Tithe Map for Silverton and were probably therefore removed prior to the mid 19th century. The earthworks on the south and south-east facing slopes remain clearly visible on and images derived from lidar captured in 2005. It is possible that these are the same features recorded as a trackway as MDV65307.

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 3247-3248 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 4170-4171 04-NOV-1946.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9801 Environment Agency DSM 19-DEC-2005. [Mapped feature: #68019 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV65307Related to: TRACKWAY in the Parish of Silverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2014 2:39PM