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HER Number:MDV124362
Name:Field System at East Down, Denbury and Torbryan

Summary

Several curvilinear banks and ditches, some conjoined, are visible as cropmarks and earthworks on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2013. They are interpreted as relict medieval field boundaries that went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 795 703
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDenbury and Torbryan
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

East Down Farm is depicted with plots of 7-9 acres to its east and south-east, and smaller plots of orchard to the west and south.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5289-5290 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Several curvilinear earthwork banks and ditches are visible.


NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX7970 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

Several curvilinear earthwork 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 (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A complex of curvilinear earthwork banks and ditches is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2013. A conjoined group of banks centred at 279526,70269 appears to form small relict fields, which fit into the field pattern depicted on the 19th century maps, characterised as medieval in origin. Elsewhere the chronology of the features is not so clear, and there may be more than one phase of enclosures visible. Only those boundaries not depicted on the Tithe map, which therefore probably fell out of use before the mid-19th century, have been transcribed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5289-5290 12-JUL-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 (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX7970 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013. [Mapped feature: #114615 ]

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:May 20 2019 4:09PM