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HER Number:MDV125064
Name:Catch Meadow at Compton Mill, Marldon

Summary

Narrow curvilinear ditches of a possible 19th century catch meadow system are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 862 660
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarldon
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSKERSWELL
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5080-81 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Curvilinear ditches are visible as earthworks.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8665; SX8666 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Curvilinear ditches are visible as earthworks.


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.

Narrow curvilinear ditches, less than 2m wide, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. The channels closely follow the contours of the southeast facing combe slopes and are interpreted as the gutters of a catch meadow irrigation system which possibly taps a watercourse located to the southwest. Catch meadows were popular in the 19th century but many continued in use into the mid-20th century. The ditches did not appear to have been recently used to irrigate the slopes in 1946 and were possibly out of use by this date. One of the ditches intersects with and appears to cut the earthwork bank of relict field boundary MDV125065.

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 Vp1 5080-81 12-JUL-1946.
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 SX8665; SX8666 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #116184 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV125065Related to: Field Boundary at Compton Mill, Marldon (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:May 20 2019 9:50AM