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HER Number:MDV110581
Name:Former Field Boundaries South of Lower Chitterley

Summary

Possible former field boundaries potentially of post-medieval date were visible as earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s in the Exe valley south of Lower Chitterley. The banks have been levelled and are partly visible as cropmarks on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 943 038
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRewe
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishREWE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD)

Full description

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

The visible earthworks do not correspond with any depicted boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3254-3255 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Narrow earthwork banks were visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67040, OS/67040 V 36-37 18-APR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356895.

Narrow earthwork banks were visible.


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

Possible former field boundaries of post-medieval date were visible as earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s in the Exe valley south of Lower Chitterley.
An east to west aligned bank fell within the extant, probably post-medieval field pattern but did not correspond with any field boundaries depicted on the Tithe Map for Rewe, supporting the interpretation that it passed out of use prior to the 1840s. Remains of a short north to south spur were visible at circa SS943037, some 12 metres west of a boundary depicted on the Tithe Map. This might be evidence of an earlier phase of enclosure.
The boundaries were not visible as earthworks or cropmarks on aerial photographs later than 1967 in date and appear to have been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3254-3255 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #70011 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV356895Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67040. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67040 V 36-37 18-APR-1967.

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:Mar 24 2015 12:22PM