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HER Number:MDV112602
Name:Former Field Boundaries South-West of Markham's Farm


A pale rectangular cropmark is indistinctly visible on aerial photographs taken between 1984 and 1995. At least part has formed over a former field boundary of probable post-medieval date.


Grid Reference:SX 909 892
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShillingford St. George
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Two prehistoric sub-rectangular, single ditched enclosures south east of Markhams Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/97

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1984, DAP 8476, DAP 8476/9 23-JUN-1984 (S) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358597.

A pale rectangular cropmark is indistinctly visible.

Robinson, R., 1987 - 2000, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project (Un-published). SDV342165.

Even gentle S slope. Nothing visible. Other details: Photos I 32-34.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/LV, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV286382.

Part of a second enclosure immediately S.

Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/XV, DCC DAP/XV 3-4 04-JUL-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV321569.

A pale rectangular cropmark is very indistinctly visible.

Young, A., 2005, Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV321539.

Parts of two subrectangular enclosures visible on aerial photo.

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

A pale rectangular cropmark is indistinctly visible on aerial photographs taken between 1984 and 1995. This was previously recorded as a rectangular enclosure, part of MDV28648. However its east side corresponds to a field boundary depicted on the Tithe Map, the west side is too indistinct to transcribe and no southern edge is visible. It is considered likely that the very straight north edge could have formed over another field boundary, possibly of post-medieval date, that had been removed by the mid-19th century; a pale indistinct linear suggests that this may have continued further to the west.
Many of the aerial photographs consulted by the survey are copies of DAPs held by the Historic England Archive. In some cases these have been recorded as separate sources. This is because variations in the way the prints have been processed could result in images on which archaeological features are visible to a greater or lesser degree.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV286382Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/LV. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12.
SDV321539Aerial Photograph: Young, A.. 2005. Printout + Digital.
SDV321569Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/XV. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC DAP/XV 3-4 04-JUL-1995.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
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
SDV358597Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP 8476. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 8476/9 23-JUN-1984 (S). [Mapped feature: #71984 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1403 - Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2021 10:01AM