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HER Number:MDV114216
Name:Ditches at Poflet Pastures

Summary

Possible former field boundaries or water channels or drains are visible as ditched features on aerial photographs, at Poflet Pastures.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 428 792
Map Sheet:SX47NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMilton Abbot
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMILTON ABBOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • WATER CHANNEL? (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, DAP13298/11-12, SX4379/1-2 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

A series of field boundary ditches of unknown, but potential medieval, date are visible on aerial photographs.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

Limited attribute data for these features has been provided and it is unclear whether they are visible as cropmarks of infilled ditches, or as earthwork ditches. The features, nonetheless, would appear to more likely represent post-medieval to modern water channels and/or drains, rather than field boundaries. It is unclear if, or how, these earthworks are associated with deserted medieval settlement MDV29577 to the immediate northeast.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). DAP13298/11-12, SX4379/1-2. [Mapped feature: #73553 ]
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 2 2016 1:50PM