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HER Number:MDV116743
Name:Field boundary north-east of Lake Copse, Luppitt parish


A former field boundary potentially of medieval date was visible on aerial photographs of 1982 as a shallow curvilinear earthwork ditch on the south-east-facing slopes of a combe adjacent to Lake Copse, Luppitt parish.


Grid Reference:ST 165 061
Map Sheet:ST10NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLuppitt
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLUPPITT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork ditch corresponded with a depicted field or woodland boundary.

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

The visible earthwork ditch did not correspond with any depicted boundary.

Ordnance Survey, 1982, OS/82219 V, OS/82219 V 1651-1652 03-SEP-1982 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357675.

A curvilinear ditch was visible as an earthwork.

Turner, S.C., 2005 - 2006, Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation Mapping (Cartographic). SDV349122.

This area was probably first enclosed with hedge-banks during the later middle ages. The curving form of the hedge-banks suggests that earlier it may have been farmed as open strip-fields

Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery ST1606 4-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359490.

The remains of the former boundary were visible as a shallow earthwork.

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

Two curvilinear ditches and a low linear bank were visible on aerial photographs of 1947 and 1982 as an earthwork ditch, bank and cropmark or soilmark on the south-west facing slopes east of Lambert’s Farm, Luppitt parish. The earthworks abut extant field boundaries within a field pattern that has been characterised by HLC as being probably based strip fields of medieval date. They do not correspond with any features depicted on the Tithe Map for Luppitt and are tentatively interpreted as being the remains of a former field boundaries, probably of medieval origin that were removed prior to the mid-19th century. The earthwork former boundaries were not visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2014 and have probably been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349122Cartographic: Turner, S.C.. 2005 - 2006. Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation Mapping. Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357675Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1982. OS/82219 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/82219 V 1651-1652 03-SEP-1982. [Mapped feature: #76070 ]
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
SDV359490Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery ST1606 4-MAY-2010.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:Mar 20 2018 1:12PM