HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV108970
Name:Possible water meadow to the northwest of Mountstephen Farm

Summary

A possible water meadow system of 19th century date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of Mountstephen Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 042 137
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

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

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

The possible 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 ST0413 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The possible 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 possible water meadow system of 19th century date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of Mountstephen Farm. The system comprises a series of short east to west aligned ditches which are bisected by a number of linear northeast to southwest aligned ditches. The earthworks bear some similarity to a bed work system, with the regular layout of these ditches indeed suggesting they do form part of a managed irrigation system, as opposed to simple field drainage. A curvilinear ditch which defines the northeast extent of the system may have served as the main carrier channel, diverting the flow of water from Spratford Stream to irrigate land further downstream to the southwest. An extensive network of earthwork ditches was also observed to the immediate northeast and southwest of this system but were not transcribed as part of this survey since it was unclear how, or if, these features may have related to this water meadow system or, more likely, whether they formed part of a network of drainage ditches. This possible water meadow system remains visible as a series of partial earthwork ditches on digital images derived from Lidar data captured in 2005.

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.
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. LIDAR ST0413 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 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:Jan 23 2015 10:19AM