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HER Number:MDV124465
Name:Field Boundary north of Caton, Ashburton

Summary

A curvilinear earthwork ditch, visible as a dark cropmark on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2013, is interpreted as the remains of a medieval field boundary that went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 780 722
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

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 boundaries are depicted in this exact location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5291-5292 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

An indistinct dark curvilinear cropmark is visible.


NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX7872 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A curvilinear earthwork ditch is 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 curvilinear ditch, up to approximately 9 metres wide, is indistinctly visible as a dark cropmark on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and as an earthwork on images derived from lidar data captured in 2013. It fits into the extant field pattern in this location, which has been characterised as medieval in origin, and is interpreted as the remains of a field boundary. No features are depicted in this location on the tithe map, and any field boundary in this location presumably went out of use before the mid-19th century.

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 5291-5292 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 SX7872 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013. [Mapped feature: #114746 ]

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 4:48PM