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HER Number:MDV118033
Name:Field boundary and water channel north of Halls Farm, Feniton parish

Summary

A former field boundary of probable medieval date was visible on aerial photographs of 1950 onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 as an earthwork ditch or channel to the north of Halls Farm, Feniton parish.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 110 008
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFeniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFENITON

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 (Between))

Full description

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

The visible ditches and ditches and bank did not correspond with any depicted field boundaries.


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

The visible ditches and bank did not correspond with any depicted field boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF/541/453, RAF/541/453 RS 4099-4100 04-MAR-1950 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357845.

A linear ditch was visible as an earthwork.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST1100 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A linear ditch was visible as an earthwork.


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

A ditch up to 14 metres wide and up to 175 metres long was visible as an earthwork to the north of Halls Farm, Feniton parish. The ditch did not correspond to the location of any field boundary depicted on the 19th century mapping available to the survey, although it is broadly in keeping with the layout of the surrounding field pattern, which is characterised as Barton Fields, enclosures of probable post-medieval date but with some curvilinear boundaries based on earlier enclosure.
The ditch also appears to connect two sluice controlled water channels, which are marked on the historic mapping and the current OS Mastermap base map. The ditch is therefore interpreted as the remains of a field boundary of medieval or post-medieval date that probably also operated as a water channel, that became disused 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.
SDV357845Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF/541/453. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/541/453 RS 4099-4100 04-MAR-1950.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST1100 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #77311 ]
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:Feb 8 2019 10:51AM