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HER Number:MDV113560
Name:Possible Water Meadow Northwest of Clyst Honiton

Summary

A possible water meadow system of probable 19th century date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, to the northwest of Clyst Honiton, on the western side of the River Clyst. The earthwork ditches remain visible on Lidar-derived images of 1998 and 2005.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 985 938
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER MEADOW (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/996, RAF/106G/UK/996 RVp4 6294-95 12-NOV-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358938.

The possible water meadow is visible as a series of earthwork ditches.

Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9893 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 03-MAY-1998 & 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The possible water meadow is visible as a series of earthwork ditches.

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

A possible water meadow system of probable 19th century date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, to the northwest of Clyst Honiton, on the western side of the River Clyst. The possible system is visible as a series of curvilinear earthwork ditches which are bisected by a linear northwest to southeast aligned drain which may have served to feed the system by diverting the flow of water from a watercourse further uphill to the northwest. It is largely unclear, however, how this water meadow system may have operated, although the less typical arrangement of these gutters were presumably designed to take advantage of the subtle variations in the micro-topography of the landscape here within the Clyst Valley and appear to represent a hybrid local style of water management, rather than a more conventional type. The earthwork ditches remain visible on Lidar-derived images of 1998 and 2005.

Sources / Further Reading

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
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9893 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 03-MAY-1998 & 19-DEC-2005.
SDV358938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/996. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/996 RVp4 6294-95 12-NOV-1945. [Mapped feature: #72904 ]

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:Mar 13 2020 7:53AM