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HER Number:MDV108810
Name:Water Channel North West of Columbjohn Wood.

Summary

A former water channel was visible as an earthwork ditch on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the southern bank of the River Culm, north-west of Columbjohn Wood.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 962 005
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictMid Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • MILL RACE? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • WATER CHANNEL (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3173-3174 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9600 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is visible. Map object based partly on this source.


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

A former water channel was visible as an earthwork ditch circa 500 metres long on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the southern bank of the River Culm, north-west of Columbjohn Wood. The ditch appeared to tap the river at circa SS96450064 and returned to the river at circa SS96030049. The function of the water channel is unknown, but it may have been a leat for a former mill or a very simple and small scale catch meadow. It does not correspond with any water channels depicted on the Tithe Map for Broadclyst and had therefore probably passed out of use prior to the 1840s.

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 3173-3174 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.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9600 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005.

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:Oct 14 2016 11:59AM