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HER Number:MDV117145
Name:Relict Field Boundary south-west of Lower Westwater, Kilmington

Summary

A curvilinear earthwork ditch, interpreted as the remains of a medieval or post-medieval field boundary, is visible on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 and less distinctly on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 278 989
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKILMINGTON

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)

Full description

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

No field boundaries are depicted in this exact location.


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

No field boundaries are depicted in this exact location.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2431, RAF/CPE/UK/2431 RP 3196-3197 22-JAN-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359315.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is indistinctly visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SY2798 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is 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 curvilinear earthwork ditch, up to 5 metres in width, is visible on aerial photographs from the 1940s and more clearly on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. No field boundaries are depicted in this location on the available historic mapping, although it is parallel to similar earthworks approximately 40-45 metres to the north and south that were depicted on the Tithe map. It is interpreted as the relict remains of a medieval field boundary, perhaps based on strip fields, which went out of use by the mid-19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY2798 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #76460 ]
SDV359315Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2431. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2431 RP 3196-3197 22-JAN-1948.
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: 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 1:15PM