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HER Number:MDV112958
Name:Possible Leat or Drain North of Marsh Green

Summary

A possible leat or drain of between medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork ditch on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the north of Marsh Green.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 041 939
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Early Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2013 AD (Between))
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3061-62 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The possible leat or drain is visible as an earthwork ditch.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0493 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The possible leat or drain is visible as an earthwork ditch.


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

A possible leat or drain of between medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork ditch on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the north of Marsh Green. The linear earthwork measures approximately 175m in length, is broadly northeast to southwest aligned, with a prominent kink towards its northern extent. The leat or drain appears to divert the flow of water from a stream located approximately 30m from its southwest extent, downslope towards a stream and sluice at its northeast extent. The earthwork may form part of an 18th-19th century land irrigation or drainage system, or may also have much earlier origins. It remains visible as an earthwork ditch on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3061-62 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0493 22-MAY-2010. [Mapped feature: #72314 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. 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:Aug 3 2015 1:24PM