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HER Number:MDV112748
Name:Catchmeadow System South of Peamore Arch

Summary

A network of curvilinear earthwork ditches, visible on aerial photographs taken between 1947 and 1967, are interpreted as catchmeadow gutters of probable 19th century date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 919 874
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A probable drain is depicted as a linear feature in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FP 1321-1322 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354842.

Linear dark features are indistinctly visible.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2766-2767 14-Mar-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Parallel earthwork ditches are visible.


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

Narrow curvilinear ditches are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken between 1947 and 1967, on the valley sides west of the site of Kenbury House, covering 1.5 hectares. They are broadly parallel to the line of a probable drainage ditch depicted on historic mapping that runs along the centre of the combe. The earthworks are interpreted as catchmeadow gutters of probable 19th century date. The source of the water is likely to have been the natural watercourse in the centre of the valley, possibly to the west of the A379, but the landform appears to have been altered by 20th century improvements to this highway.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2766-2767 14-Mar-1967. [Mapped feature: #72116 ]
SDV354842Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FP 1321-1322 13-APR-1947.
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:Feb 9 2017 11:36AM