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HER Number:MDV112508
Name:Field Boundaries South of Rull Farm, Whimple

Summary

The remains of possible field boundaries of post-medieval period to 20th century date were visible as earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of the 1940s and 1960s to the south of Rull Farm, Whimple. The former boundaries probably partly survive as shallow earthwork ditches.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 043 977
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 (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD)

Full description

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

The earthwork ditches did not correspond with any depicted map features.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3160-61 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear shallow ditches were visible.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 3037-3038 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Linear shallow ditches remained visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0496 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 5-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The linear ditches were partly visible as shallow earthworks.


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

The remains of possible field boundaries of post-medieval period to 19th century date were visible as earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of the 1940s and 1960s to the south of Rull Farm, Whimple. The former boundaries probably partly survive as shallow earthwork ditches.
The ditches divided a field on the south-east-facing slopes adjacent to Knowle House Cross into four, the south-east quadrant containing earthwork banks interpreted as evidence of a former orchard (recorded separately).
The ditches did not correspond with any boundaries depicted on the Tithe Map for Whimple which supports the interpretation that the boundaries had passed out of use prior to the 1840s.
The broadest, north-east to south-west aligned ditch can be seen on digital images derived from lidar data of 2005 and 2010, and some evidence of the former boundaries might therefore survive as 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 3037-3038 14-MAR-1967.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3160-61 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71890 ]
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 SY0496 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 5-MAR-2010.

Associated Monuments

MDV112478Related to: Orchards at Holway Farm, Whimple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2015 12:59PM