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HER Number:MDV108927
Name:Earthwork banks to the northwest of Pitt Farm

Summary

Earthwork banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946, to the northwest of Pitt Farm. The earthworks have been completely levelled and possibly destroyed during construction of the M5.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 040 128
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalberton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHALBERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))
  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3326-27 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The earthwork banks are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1977, OS/77072, OS/77072 V 008-09 03-JUL-1977 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357130.

The site of the earthwork banks has been completely levelled for construction of the M5.


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

Earthwork banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946, to the northwest of Pitt Farm. The linear earthworks are northwest to southeast aligned and occupy an area of approximately 0.25 hectares of fairly level land, within a single rectilinear shaped plot depicted on historical mapping. The earthworks may represent evidence of a former orchard as a series of orchard banks, or may constitute an area of improvement ridge and furrow to help facilitate agricultural improvement and drainage. The earthworks are not clearly visible on aerial photographs after 1946, although the site has been completely levelled for construction of the M5 by 1977 and any surviving earthwork banks are likely to have been completely destroyed.

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 3326-27 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #68267 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357130Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1977. OS/77072. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/77072 V 008-09 03-JUL-1977.

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:Jan 20 2015 12:05PM