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HER Number:MDV112709
Name:Earthwork Banks Within Woodbury Wood

Summary

Earthwork banks of probable 18th to 19th century date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1954, within Woodbury Wood. The earthworks may represent the remains of woodland banks associated with this wood.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 023 866
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 (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork banks occupy a single rectilinear shaped field adjacent to Woodbury Wood.


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.


Royal Air Force, 1954, RAF/540/1437, RAF/540/1437 F21 006-07 07-OCT-1954 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356239.

The earthwork banks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1965, RAF/58/7106, RAF/58/7106 007-08 12-NOV-1965 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356245.

The site of the earthwork banks has been 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 to 19th century date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1954, within Woodbury Wood. The earthworks occupy a single rectilinear shaped field which is depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s as situated on the eastern edge of Woodbury Wood. The earthworks may represent the remains of woodland banks associated with this wood, the trees having been felled by the time of the First Edition OS map. The earthwork banks are east to west aligned and occupy an area of approximately 0.55 hectares of gentle west facing slope. The earthwork banks remain visible on aerial photographs of 1954, although by 1965 the area has been given over to woodland and the earthworks are no longer visible. The area remains depicted as woodland on the Ordnance Survey 2015 MasterMap and the survival of the earthwork banks is uncertain.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

The site of the earthworks is depicted as being part of Woodbury Wood.

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. [Mapped feature: #72078 ]
SDV356239Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1954. RAF/540/1437. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/540/1437 F21 006-07 07-OCT-1954.
SDV356245Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1965. RAF/58/7106. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/7106 007-08 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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. 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 25 2015 9:07AM