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HER Number:MDV113712
Name:Field Boundary South of Brampford Speke

Summary

An earthwork ditch and bank visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the west bank of the River Exe, south of Brampford Speke, were possibly the remains of a field boundary of post-medieval date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 929 976
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrampford Speke
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAMPFORD SPEKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4097-4098 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A linear and curvilinear earthwork bank and ditch were visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A linear and curvilinear earthwork bank and ditch were visible.


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

A probable former field boundary of post-medieval date was visible as an earthwork ditch flanked by an earthwork bank, on the west bank of the River Exe to the south of Brampford Speke, on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data. The relict earthworks appear to fall into the field pattern as depicted on the Tithe Map for Brampford Speke, and might therefore have been part of the post-medieval reclamation and enclosure of the floodplain of the Exe Valley. However, they do not correspond with any features depicted on the Tithe Map and were therefore probably removed prior to the 1840s.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4097-4098 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. [Mapped feature: #73063 ]

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:Nov 10 2015 11:19AM