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HER Number:MDV110622
Name:Field Boundaries North of Up Exe

Summary

Possible former field boundaries of probable medieval to post-medieval date were visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as broad but shallow earthwork ditches on northern edge of Up Exe. The earthworks have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 941 026
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRewe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishREWE
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Earthwork banks and ditches 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 probable medieval to post-medieval date were visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as broad but shallow earthwork ditches on northern edge of Up Exe.
The ditches do not correspond with any boundaries depicted on historic maps, but roughly mirror the curvilinear course of a field boundary depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map approximately 30 metres to the south, and might therefore be evidence of former field boundaries. The curvilinear nature of the earthworks might support an interpretation of a medieval origin.
The southernmost ditch is up to 10 metres wide, the northernmost generally less broad. The earthworks were not visible on more recent images available to the survey and have probably been levelled.

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 3254-3255 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #70047 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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 3:53PM