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HER Number:MDV122603
Name:Field Boundaries north of Lower Rocombe Farm, Stokeinteignhead

Summary

Several curvilinear earthwork and cropmark banks and ditches, visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards, and one on digital images visualised from photogrammetrically derived elevation data captured in 2015, are interpreted as medieval field boundaries that went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 907 704
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
Civil ParishStokeinteignhead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKEINTEIGNHEAD

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

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

No field boundary is depicted in this exact location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5007 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A curvilinear pale cropmark is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3143-3144 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

A curvilinear bank and a curvilinear ditch are visible as earthworks.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, Devon County Council 1946-1949 RAF Aerial Photograph mosaic (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

An additional curvilinear pale cropmark is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF/541/520, RAF/541/520 RP 3021-3022 13-MAY-1950 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352112.

A curvilinear dark cropmark is visible.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

A curvilinear ditch is visible as a cropmark.


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 (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Five curvilinear earthwork or cropmark features, visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards, are interpreted as relict levelled field boundaries. They fit into the surrounding field system which has a medieval character, and their curvilinear shape supports a medieval origin for these features. One of the ditches, at 290835,70236, appears to survive as a slight earthwork which is visible on digital images visualised from photogrammetrically derived elevation data captured in 2015. None are depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe maps, and they presumably went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). Devon County Council 1946-1949 RAF Aerial Photograph mosaic.
SDV352112Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF/541/520. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/541/520 RP 3021-3022 13-MAY-1950.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5007 12-JUL-1946.
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3143-3144 04-NOV-1946.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
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. 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:Aug 15 2018 6:26PM