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HER Number:MDV110708
Name:Former Field Boundaries North of Netherexe Barton

Summary

Former field boundaries potentially of medieval date were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as earthwork banks on the east bank of the River Exe, to the north of Netherexe Barton. The earthworks have probably been largely levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 933 009
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNether Exe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNETHER EXE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4178-4179 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3178-3179 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.


Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9300 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 2005-2012 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

The northernmost bank remains visible as a slight earthwork bank.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

An L-shaped linear or curvilinear pale cropmark is visible.


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

Former field boundaries were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as linear earthwork banks and slight ditches on the east bank of the River Exe, to the north of Netherexe Barton. The boundaries are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 inch map. However, they either correspond with schematically depicted rows of tree planting, probably indicative of former boundaries, or fall within the former field pattern outlined by the former boundaries. The curvilinear relict banks are therefore probably evidence of former field boundaries potentially of medieval date which had been removed prior to the 1880s. The earthworks have probably been largely levelled, with the exception of a north-south boundary which is visible as a very slight earthwork on digital images derived from lidar data. Linear and curvilinear pale cropmarks visible extending to the north and west in an L-shape on the DCC HER digital mosaic of aerial photographs of 2006 to 2007, could be interpreted as further evidence of additional removed field boundaries, but these correspond with earthwork hollows or channels that appear natural in origin on the 1940s aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3178-3179 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #70136 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV356902Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4178-4179 04-NOV-1946.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9300 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 2005-2012.

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 16 2016 12:19PM