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HER Number:MDV111074
Name:Possible field Boundaries North of Netherexe Barton.

Summary

Linear ditched features were visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs on the floodplain of the River Exe to the north of Netherexe Barton. The ditches might be evidence of field boundaries of late prehistoric to Roman date.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 935 002
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNether Exe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNETHER EXE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cropmarks of an oval enclosure and linear ditched features, possibly field boundaries of prehistoric or Roman date

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3177-3178 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Shallow but broad earthwork ditches are visible. Map object based partly on this source.

Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9300 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 2005-2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Shallow but broad earthwork ditches are visible. Map object based partly on this source.

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

Former field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and images derived from lidar data as broad but shallow earthwork ditches to the north of Netherexe Barton. The ditches do not correspond with any boundaries depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 inch map but do appear to fall within the surrounding field pattern which has been characterised as being of medieval origin. It is therefore probable that the earthworks are the remains of field boundaries of medieval origin that were removed prior to the 1880s.

Devon County Council, 2019, Google Earth Aerial Photograph Pilot Project, GE30 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363341.

(SS 93550 00314) Linears north-west of Nether Exe. Linears MDV111054 and MDV111074 - field system visible on the 2018 Google Earth aerial image. Further linears evident.

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 3177-3178 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 SS9300 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 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 11 2020 12:18PM