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HER Number:MDV108676
Name:Catch Meadow South of Penstone Cottages

Summary

A possible simple catch meadow gutter was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as an earthwork on the gentle south-facing slopes to the south-east of Penstone Cottages. The earthwork has now been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 983 012
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

  • CATCH MEADOW? (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 3246-7 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9801 22-MAY-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The ditch probably survives as a subtle earthwork


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

A possible simple catch meadow gutter of probable post-medieval to mid-20th century date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as an earthwork ditch approximately 180 metres long on the gentle south-facing slopes to the south-east of Penstone Farm. The possible catch meadow gutter might simply have operated as an extension of an extant drain to the west. The ditch is visible on digital images derived from lidar data of 2005 and probably survives as a subtle earthwork.

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 3246-7 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #68030 ]
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. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9801 22-MAY-2010.

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 9 2014 6:33PM