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HER Number:MDV123213
Name:Possible track or road and associated field boundaries, west of Bearah, Ogwell

Summary

Earthworks of banks and ditches interpreted as the remains of a trackway or road, with associated field boundaries, of medieval or post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, to the west of Bearah, Ogwell.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 813 710
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOgwell
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST OGWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • ROAD (Early Medieval to XVI - 1066 AD to 1600 AD (Between))
  • TRACKWAY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The northern earthwork bank and southern earthwork ditches partly correspond with field boundaries in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5287-88 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Earthworks of ditches are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8171 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Earthworks of banks and ditches 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 (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Earthworks are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, to the west of Bearah, Ogwell. The earthworks comprise an east to west aligned curvilinear ditch, circa 16m wide, which is flanked on each side by banks, circa 7m wide. Additional linear ditches which extend from these earthworks are visible to the northeast and south. With exception of a small section of bank to the north and ditches to the south, the earthworks do not correspond with any curvilinear or linear features shown in this location on the available 19th and early 20th century mapping. The character of the earthworks offers some support to the interpretation that they represent evidence of a possible former medieval or post-medieval trackway or road, with associated field boundaries. The former routeway, which possibly connects the road from Bearah to the road crossing at Kester Brook, and a number of the associated field boundaries had evidently 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 5287-88 12-JUL-1946.
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.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8171 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #113789 ]

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:Oct 19 2018 11:17AM