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HER Number:MDV112854
Name:Former Field Boundaries North of Francis Court Farm

Summary

Former field boundaries of possible post-medieval date were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data as shallow earthwork ditches to the north of Francis Court Farm, Lower Budlake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 977 998
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Two relict earthwork boundaries might correspond with depicted field boundaries.


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

Schematically depicted tree planting may correspond with some former field boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3170-3171 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear earthwork ditches or gullies were visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9498 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 27-Feb-2005 & 19-Dec-2005 & 14-20 Feb 2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Linear earthwork ditches or gullies were visible. Map object based partly on this source.


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

Former field boundaries were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data as shallow earthwork ditches to the north of Francis Court Farm, Lower Budlake.
The earthwork ditches or gullies are up to circa 20 metres in width and were probably evidence of hedgerow removal and possibly slumped drainage ditches. They defined a system of small rectangular fields up to 200 metres long. The earthworks are relatively regular in plan and might therefore have a post-medieval origin. One or more may correspond with field boundaries depicted on the Tithe Map for Broad Clyst and therefore survived as boundaries into the 1840s but most were removed prior to this date. The relict boundaries are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map of the 1880s-1890s but the line of one or two of the former boundaries may be indicated by schematically depicted rows of parkland trees, probably grown out hedgerow planting.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3170-3171 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9498 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 27-Feb-2005 & 19-Dec-2005 & 14-20 Feb 2012.

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:Nov 25 2015 5:09PM