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HER Number:MDV112424
Name:Possible Field Boundaries South of Higher Cobden, Whimple

Summary

Possible former field boundaries potentially of medieval date were visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as earthwork ditches to the south of Higher Cobden, Whimple. The possible boundaries probably survive as shallow earthwork ditches.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 035 962
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhimple
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHIMPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork features do not correspond with any depicted boundaries.

BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 3046-3047 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Curvilinear and linear shallow earthwork ditches were visible. Map object based partly on this source.

Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0296 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-Dec-2005 & 5-Mar-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Curvilinear and linear shallow earthwork ditches were 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.

Possible former field boundaries potentially of medieval date were visible on aerial photographs of 1967 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 2005 and 2010 as earthwork ditches to the south of Higher Cobden, Whimple.
The linear earthworks do not correspond with any boundaries depicted on the Tithe Map for Whimple but do appear to largely fall comfortably within early 19th century field pattern. A possible exception is the ditch that extends to the south-west; if interpreted as a field boundary this earthwork would define a triangular field which is arguably unlikely. It might be more likely to be evidence of a former footpath or track.
The linear ditches probably survive as shallow earthworks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 3046-3047 14-MAR-1967.
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
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0296 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-Dec-2005 & 5-Mar-2010.

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:Nov 26 2020 7:49AM