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HER Number:MDV112513
Name:Field Boundaries South East of Venn Cross, Whimple.

Summary

The remains of a possible field boundary of post-medieval to 19th century date was visible as an earthwork bank on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the south-east of Venn Cross, Whimple. The possible bank was not visible on more recent images available to the survey and has probably been levelled

Location

Grid Reference:SY 049 978
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 - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork bank does not correspond with any depicted features.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3159-3160 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A lLinear earthwork bank was visible.


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

The remains of a possible field boundary of post-medieval to 19th century date was visible as an earthwork bank on aerial photographs of the 1940s on a north-west facing slope to the south-east of Venn Cross, Whimple.
The visible bank was circa 5 metres wide and 120 metres long. It 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 possible bank was not visible on more recent images available to the survey and has probably been levelled

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3159-3160 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71896 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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:Jun 12 2015 3:24PM