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HER Number:MDV125205
Name:Strip Lynchets and Field Boundaries east of Greatoak Cross, Abbotskerswell

Summary

Extensive linear and curvilinear banks and a ditch interpreted as strip lynchets and field boundaries of a medieval field system which had largely passed out of use by the mid-19th century are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 865 682
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotskerswell
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSKERSWELL
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSKERSWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

A number of the earthworks correspond with field boundaries in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp3 5266-67 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A number of linear and curvilinear banks are visible as earthworks.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8668 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A number of linear and curvilinear banks and a ditch 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.

A number of linear and curvilinear earthwork banks and a ditch, between 5m and 15m wide and broadly east to west and north to south aligned, are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. The extensive earthworks occupy an area of circa 10.84 hectares and are situated along the edge of a prominent spur which slopes steeply to the north, east and southeast. A number of the earthworks correspond to field boundaries shown on the mid-19th century Parish Tithe Map, although most are not shown on this map, or on later available historic maps. The surrounding historic field pattern depicted in this location is characterised as medieval enclosures based on strip fields. Their character and topographic setting support the interpretation that the earthworks represent strip lynchets and field boundaries of a relict medieval field system which had largely passed out of use by the mid-19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe 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 Vp3 5266-67 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 SX8668 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #116448 ]

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:Apr 26 2019 9:02AM