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HER Number:MDV112534
Name:Earthwork Banks at Woodbury Wood

Summary

Earthwork cultivation banks of probable 18th-19th century date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Woodbury House. The earthworks are partly visible on aerial photographs up until 1965, although are no longer visible by 1988 and with much of the area been given over to woodland, their survival is uncertain.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 026 872
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthworks occupy a number of arable plots which border Woodbury Wood on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Map object partly based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3001-02 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The earthwork banks are visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1965, RAF/58/7106, RAF/58/7106 016-17 12-NOV-1965 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356245.

The earthwork banks are partly visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1988, OS/88193, OS/88193 179-180 22-JUN-1988 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355445.

The earthwork banks are no longer clearly visible, with much of the area now given over to woodland.


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

Earthwork banks of probable 18th-19th century date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Woodbury House. The earthworks occupy a number of adjacent arable plots depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s, along the eastern edge of Woodbury Wood. The narrow ridge and furrow cultivation banks are northeast to southwest and northwest to southeast aligned and occupy an area of approximately 6.3 hectares of moderate west facing slope. The earthwork banks are partly visible on aerial photographs up until 1965, although are no longer visible by 1988 and with much of the area been given over to woodland, their survival is uncertain.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3001-02 04-NOV-1946.
SDV355445Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1988. OS/88193. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/88193 179-180 22-JUN-1988.
SDV356245Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1965. RAF/58/7106. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/7106 016-17 12-NOV-1965.
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 15 2015 4:07PM