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HER Number:MDV113662
Name:Field Boundary at Bidwell Barton

Summary

A former field boundary of probable medieval to post-medieval date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as a curvilinear earthwork bank and ditch to the west of Bidwell Barton, Newton St Cyres. The earthworks have probably been partly levelled but might survive in part beneath modern landscaping.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 904 981
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork bank and ditch did not correspond with anu depicted boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4101-4102 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A curvilinear earthwork bank and ditch was visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4228-4229 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A curvilinear earthwork bank and ditch was visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9098 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The earthwork bank and ditch were not visible and had probably been levelled.


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

A former field boundary was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as a curvilinear earthwork bank and ditch to the west of Bidwell Barton, Newton St Cyres. The ditch was on average circa 7 metres wide, flanked to the north-east by a low bank of similar width.
The earthworks are interpreted as evidence of a former field boundary of probable medieval to post-medieval date. No boundary is depicted in this location on the Tithe Map for Newton St Cyres so any hedge in this location had probably been removed by circa 1840.
The earthworks have probably been partly destroyed by modern landscaping including terracing at Bidwell Barton, but might survive in part beneath a made up area on which was sited polytunnels in 2010.

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 4101-4102 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #73009 ]
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9098 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.

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:Oct 28 2015 12:56PM