HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV113060
Name:Field Boundaries South of Alphington

Summary

Several curvilinear cropmarks, periodically visible on aerial photographs taken between 1963 and 1992, are interpreted as having formed over the remains of medieval field boundaries that went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 916 891
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER
Ecclesiastical ParishALPHINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric settlement and cemetery complex and former mill remains, north west of Waybrook Cottages

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No boundaries are depicted in this exact location.


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 0103-0104 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

Two curvilinear cropmarks are visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Devon County Council, 1984, DAP 8476, DAP 8476/10 23-JUN-1984 (S) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358597.

A dark curvilinear cropmark is visible. Map object partly based on this source.


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

Several curvilinear cropmarks, less than 2 metres wide, are periodically visible on aerial photographs taken between 1963 and 1992. Two are roughly parallel with field boundaries depicted on the Tithe map and characterised as medieval in origin. The third appears to be a continuation of a boundary, linking one section to the north that was removed after 1963, with another to the south depicted on the Tithe map and visible as a similar cropmark in 1963. These cropmarks are interpreted as having formed over the remains of medieval field boundaries that went out of use before the mid-19th century. Only those features not depicted on the Tithe Map have been recorded.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 0103-0104 26-JUL-1963.
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
SDV358597Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP 8476. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 8476/10 23-JUN-1984 (S).

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 26 2019 4:45PM