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HER Number:MDV113522
Name:Relict Field Boundary or Trackway East of Gulliford

Summary

A curvilinear earthwork ditch, visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, appears to have been in use as a trackway, but may also follow the line of a field boundary of possible medieval origin that went out of use by the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 996 853
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • TRACKWAY (Post Medieval to Mid 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1966 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No features are depicted in this exact location.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 3007-3008 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is visible. Map object partly based on this source.

Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9985 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch 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.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch, up to 3.5 metres wide, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. In the 20th century it appears to have been in use as a trackway, but it is similar in appearance to former field boundaries in this vicinity that are depicted on the Tithe map. It is in keeping with the layout of the surrounding field system, which has a medieval character. It is possible that a trackway developed along the line of a relict medieval field boundary that went out of use by the mid-19th century, and is perhaps a continuation of the extant field boundary at its eastern end.

Sources / Further Reading

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 RS 3007-3008 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.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9985 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:May 6 2020 5:58PM