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HER Number:MDV113480
Name:Catchmeadow System East of Exton Farm


A catchmeadow system of probable post-medieval to 19th century date is visible as two curvilinear ditches on aerial photographs taken between 1969 and 2010, as earthworks and cropmarks on the valley side.


Grid Reference:SX 990 865
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Catchmeadow system of post medieval to 19th century date south of Rydon Lane

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.

Two curvilinear features, probably water channels, are depicted in this location.

Meridian Airmaps Limited, 1969, MAL/69014, MAL/69014 V 113-114 05-MAR-1969 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355379.

Two curvilinear earthwork ditches are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9986 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is visible.

Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9986 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

A curvilinear dark cropmark, and possibly earthwork, is visible.

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

Two curvilinear ditches, circa two metres in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken between 1969 and 2010 and partly on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. They are aligned approximately along the contour, dropping less than 5 metres across a 450 metre length and covering circa 5 hectares. They, and several nearby sluices, are depicted on the late-19th century OS maps, and are interpreted as catchmeadow gutters of post-medieval to 19th century date. The source of the water appears to have been natural watercourses diverted for distribution across the surrounding land. As they are depicted on historic mapping no transcription has been made of this feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #72824 ]
SDV355379Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1969. MAL/69014. Meridian Airmaps Limited Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). MAL/69014 V 113-114 05-MAR-1969.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9986 22-MAY-2010.
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
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9986 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014.

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:Dec 11 2019 12:40PM