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HER Number:MDV115414
Name:Possible Catchmeadow around Membury Court, Membury

Summary

A possible catchmeadow of post-medieval or 19th century date is visible on aerial photographs from 1947 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 as a series of earthwork ditches along the river valley and hillslopes around Membury Court.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 263 038
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Site of Iron Age and Roman enclosures, Roman villa, remains of a medieval chapel, a linhay part dating from the 14th/15th century, 18th century stables, 18th/19th century barn, pigsty and site of orchard of 19th century date or earlier at Membury Court

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

No features are depicted in these exact locations.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4313-4314 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Several curvilinear parallel earthwork ditches are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST2604 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Several curvilinear parallel earthwork ditches are visible.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

A number of earthwork ditches are visible to the south, east and west of Membury Court on aerial photographs taken from 1947 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. Those to the east resemble the parallel curvilinear earthwork ditches in a similar layout to the north (MDV115262), but with two more substantial ditches to the south that may be taken off the watercourse at circa ST2662603841. Similarly substantial ditches of just over 2 metres in width are visible to the south-west of Membury Court and these appear to have been taken off the watercourse at circa ST2634003741 and ST629003743. West of Membury Court a series of parallel narrow ditches that curve round the hillside seem to have been fed by a straight channel that runs east-west to their south. They broadly follow the contour and may be the remains of gutters of a variant of catchmeadow. It is not depicted on the late-19th or early-20th century mapping, and it is not clear whether this pre-or post-dates the turn of the century, although some parts at least may be 20tth century in date, considering their similarity to MDV115262.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4313-4314 11-APR-1947.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST2604 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped features: #74746 ; #74747 ; #74748 ]
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2

Associated Monuments

MDV115262Related to: Catchmeadow north of Membury Court, Membury (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:May 6 2020 5:52PM