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HER Number:MDV112696
Name:Earthwork Banks West of Old Copse

Summary

Earthwork banks of probable 18th to 19th century date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the west of Old Copse. The earthworks are visible on aerial photographs of 1965, although their survival after this time is uncertain and may have been completely levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 040 896
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColaton Raleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLATON RALEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3294-3295 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

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


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 084-85 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

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


Royal Air Force, 1965, RAF/58/7106, RAF/58/7106 013-14 12-NOV-1965 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356245.

The earthwork banks are partly visible.


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 to 19th century date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the west of Old Copse. The earthworks are sited in an area characterised by woodland to the east (Old Copse) and south, and, as such, may represent the remains of woodland or plantation banks, the trees having been felled prior to the time of the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.Other traces of linear features were also observed within adjacent fields, although it was unclear whether they represented similar such earthwork banked features or, more likely, evidence of cultivation marks. The earthworks are visible on aerial photographs of 1965, although their survival after this time is uncertain and may have been completely levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3294-3295 13-APR-1946.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 084-85 26-JUL-1963.
SDV356245Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1965. RAF/58/7106. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/7106 013-14 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.
Linked documents:1

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:Aug 9 2016 10:51AM