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HER Number:MDV124468
Name:Field Boundary west of Alston, Ashburton

Summary

A curvilinear earthwork ditch, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, is interpreted as the remains of a medieval or post-medieval field boundary that went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 772 719
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 (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 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.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

No field boundaries are depicted in this exact location, although a mature tree is depicted along the line of the earthwork.


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

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.

An earthwork curvilinear ditch, approximately 2 metres wide, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. It fits into the surrounding field pattern which has been characterised as medieval in origin, and is parallel to a curvilinear boundary circa 31 metres to the north-east. It is interpreted as the remains of a field boundary, and as no features are depicted in this exact location on the tithe map, this particular field boundary presumably went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. 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 5291-5292 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #114751 ]
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

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 4:49PM