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HER Number:MDV123400
Name:Trackway within Stover Park, Teigngrace

Summary

Linear banks and ditches interpreted as the remains of a short-lived early to mid-20th century trackway are visible as cropmarks and earthworks on aerial imagery taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, within Stover Park, Teigngrace.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 838 739
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeigngrace
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNGRACE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Early 20th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1901 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

The earthworks and cropmarks coincide with a trackway in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RS 4154-55 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

Linear ditches and banks are visible as earthworks.

Devon County Council, 1989, DAP 6756, DAP 6756/11 30-JUN-1989 (ND) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358546.

Pale and dark linear cropmarks are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8373 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Linear ditches and banks are visible as earthworks.

Google, 2017, Google Earth Pro, EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 22-JUN-2018 ACCESSED 31-OCT-2018 (Aerial Photograph). SDV360456.

Pale and dark linear cropmarks 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 banks and ditches are visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial imagery taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, within Stover Park, Teigngrace. The visible cropmarks and earthworks form three sides of a looped enclosure, with sharp corners to both the northeast and southeast. They comprise linear sections of banks, circa 3m wide, which are flanked on both sides by narrow ditches, circa 1m wide. Additional narrow banks are also intermittingly visible along the outside edge of these flanking ditches. Both terminal ends of the main central bank flare outwards where they intersect with, and so post-date, an access track for Stover House which is first shown in this location on the Ordnance Survey 4th Edition 25-inch map of the 1930’s. The earthworks and cropmarks are therefore interpreted as the remains of a possible early to mid-20th century trackway which was constructed from possible compacted material and defined by narrow drainage channels and outer banks possibly derived from ditch up-cast material to each side. The absence of this trackway on later available maps and its apparent abandonment on aerial photographs taken in 1946 confirm its use was relatively short-lived or was abandoned prior to its completion. It possibly forms part of an ornamental parkland trackway of Stover Park (MDV56726), or else a temporary military trackway associated with an American Army camp which was located here during the Second World War (MDV111667), cropmarks and earthworks associated with which have been recorded in the immediate vicinity.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RS 4154-55 04-NOV-1946.
SDV358546Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP 6756. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6756/11 30-JUN-1989 (ND).
SDV360456Aerial Photograph: Google. 2017. Google Earth Pro. Various. Digital. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 22-JUN-2018 ACCESSED 31-OCT-2018. [Mapped feature: #114081 ]
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.
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 SX8373 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV56726Part of: Stover Park (Park/Garden)
MDV111667Related to: Second World War American Army Camp, Stover Farm, Teigngrace (Monument)

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:Jun 16 2020 1:35PM