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HER Number:MDV112370
Name:Field Boundaries East of Stillwoods Farm, Rockbeare

Summary

Probable former field boundaries of possible medieval origin were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and digital images derived from Lidar data as earthwork ditches to the east of Stillwoods Farm, Rockbeare.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 019 955
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon

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

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

The nothernmost ditch matches a depicted field boundary.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The earthwork ditches do not correspond with the depicted field boundaries.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4065 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

Two north-west to south-east orientated earthwork ditches are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0195 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-Dec-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The earthwork ditches remain visible.

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

Two probable former field boundaries of possible medieval origin were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as earthwork ditches to the east of Stillwoods Farm, Rockbeare.
The northernmost earthwork might correspond with a boundary shown on the Tithe Map for Rockbeare. The southern earthwork ditch is roughly parallel, some 40 to 45 metres to the south, but was not depicted on the historic maps available to the survey. Both ditches remained visible on digital images derived from Lidar data captured in 2005 and might therefore survive as sight earthworks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
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
SDV356902Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4065 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71767 ]
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0195 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-Dec-2005.

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 13 2020 7:50AM