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HER Number:MDV113018
Name:Field System Near Pond Farm

Summary

A network of linear and curvilinear cropmarks, visible on aerial photographs taken between 1959 and 1999, is interpreted as a field system of at least two phases. It may be associated with nearby enclosures, one of which has been dated to the Roman period.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 921 884
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 447911
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/31
  • Old SAM County Ref: 985

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Cambridge University, 1959, CUC/ZS, Devon County Council CUCAP ZS88 06-JUL-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV321048.

The southern part of a circular feature is visible as a dark curvilinear cropmark.

Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 0102-0103 26-Jul-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

Pale linear and curvilinear cropmarks are visible. Map object partly based on this source.

Cambridge University, 1975, CUCAP BTS, Devon County Council CUCAP BTS050 & 052 03-JUL-1975 (Aerial Photograph). SDV2407.

Dark curvilinear and linear cropmarks are visible. Map object partly based on this source.

Get Mapping, 1999, GM/121/99, Devon County Council GetMapping/121/99 479-480 24-JUL-1999 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355055.

One dark curvilinear cropmark is visible.

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

A network of linear and curvilinear cropmarks, covering an area of nearly 8 hectares, is visible on aerial photographs taken between 1959 and 1999. The narrower cropmarks are rectilinear in form, perhaps field boundaries of Romano-British origin, broadly contemporary with one of the rectilinear enclosures located within this field system. However the most substantial feature to the north-west of the enclosures is curvilinear and up to circa 3.5 metres wide. It is possible that this cropmark formed over a larger boundary defining the settlement, although as it is very close to one of the rectilinear cropmarks it may not be contemporary with them. Multiple phases of use are more strongly indicated by a narrow dark linear that crosses one of the rectilinear features at circa 292122,889,88510. A broad, very well-defined pale cropmark at circa 292062,88487 could have formed over the remains of a bank or compacted surface, but its extent is not clear so it is difficult to interpret; it may continue further to the south-west.
This feature was originally recorded as part of MDV10043, which contains details of additional aerial photograph sources relating to this extensive area of field system and cropmark enclosures.

Devon County Council, 2019, Google Earth Aerial Photograph Pilot Project, GE92 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363341.

(SX 92186 88408) Cropmark complex north of Pond House. Cropmark Complex MDV10024, enclosures and field system MDV10043, rectilinear enclosures MDV113014 and MDV113016 and field system MDV113018 are visible on the 2018 Google Earth aerial photographs. Further linears may be evident. Bronze Age to Romano-British in date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2407Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1975. CUCAP BTS. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council CUCAP BTS050 & 052 03-JUL-1975.
SDV321048Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1959. CUC/ZS. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council CUCAP ZS88 06-JUL-1959.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 0102-0103 26-Jul-1963.
SDV355055Aerial Photograph: Get Mapping. 1999. GM/121/99. Get Mapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council GetMapping/121/99 479-480 24-JUL-1999.
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

MDV10043Part of: Enclosures and Field System Near Pond Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Apr 8 2020 10:30AM