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HER Number:MDV122258
Name:Field boundaries northeast of Waytown Cross, Broadhempston

Summary

Linear cropmark banks interpreted as possible former medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, to the northeast of Waytown Cross, Broadhempston.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 794 675
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhempston
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMPSTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The cropmarks do not correspond with any field boundaries on this map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5343-44 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Cropmark banks are visible.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Linear cropmarks of levelled banks, circa 7m in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, to the northeast of Waytown Cross, Broadhempston. The cropmarks closely respect the historic field pattern depicted in this location on the 1841 Parish Tithe Map and characterised as medieval enclosures based on strip fields, although do not correspond with any linear features on this map, or on subsequent available historic maps. The cropmarks are therefore interpreted as possible relict medieval field boundaries which had passed out of use by the mid-19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5343-44 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #112085 ]
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 9:41AM