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HER Number:MDV109367
Name:Possible Relict Field Boundary or Geological Feature North-West of Orway


A curvilinear bank or ridge, visible most clearly on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010, is tentatively interpreted as the remains of a removed medieval or post-medieval field boundary, but could be of geological origin.


Grid Reference:ST 078 074
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbeare
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTISBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NON ANTIQUITY? (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

No field boundaries are depicted in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4289-4290 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

A dark curvilinear cropmark is visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0707 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 05-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

A curvilinear earthwork bank is visible.

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

A curvilinear ridge or bank, up to 12 metres in width, is most clearly visible on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010. No field boundaries are depicted in this exact location on the available historic mapping, and the bank does not easily slot into the historic field pattern, and may predate it. Alternatively it is possible that the feature is of natural origin, perhaps a geological outcrop, although it does not closely follow the contour and this cannot be stated with any confidence. A dark curvilinear cropmark, circa 2-3 metres in width, is visible in this location on aerial photographs taken in 1947, but may have resulted from the movement of agricultural machinery along the bank. Further investigation would be required to ascertain the character and date of this feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4289-4290 11-APR-1947.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0707 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 05-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #68719 ]

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:Feb 4 2015 3:15PM