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HER Number:MDV124271
Name:Possible Ornamental Tree Ring off Battle Road, Bovey Tracey

Summary

Dark curvilinear vegetation marks which have possibly formed over earthwork ditches and interpreted as a possible post-medieval or 19th century ornamental tree ring are visible on digital images derived from oblique aerial photographs taken in 1948, off Battle Road, Bovey Tracey.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 829 758
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TREE RING (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Aerofilms, 1948, Aerofilms LTD Oblique Aerial Photography (AFL 61743), AFL 61743/EAW020231 26-OCT-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361949.

Dark curvilinear cropmarks of ditches are visible.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

The area has been developed for residential housing.


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.

Dark curvilinear vegetation marks which have possibly formed over earthwork ditches are visible on digital images derived from oblique aerial photographs taken in 1948, off Battle Road, Bovey Tracey. The vegetation marks are only faintly visible and are partly obscured by tree cover, but possibly form a circular ring ditch circa 20m diameter. Possible traces of an outer earthwork bank are also visible to the west and although it has not been mapped it has been included within the monument polygon. Their proximity to Stover Park (MDV56726) to the south adds some support to the interpretation they represent a possible post-medieval or 19th century ornamental tree ring. An oval feature of a possible tree mound (MDV124270) and a cropmark ring ditch (MDV124269) recorded to the south may represent associated ornamental features. The vegetation marks are not visible on other available aerial imagery and the area has been developed for residential housing by 1999.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (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.
Linked documents:1
SDV361949Aerial Photograph: Aerofilms. 1948. Aerofilms LTD Oblique Aerial Photography (AFL 61743). NMR Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). AFL 61743/EAW020231 26-OCT-1948. [Mapped feature: #114469 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV124269Related to: Possible Ornamental Tree Ring off Battle Road, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV124270Related to: Possible Tree Mound off Battle Road, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV56726Related to: Stover Park (Park/Garden)

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:Dec 8 2018 3:10PM