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HER Number:MDV125385
Name:Strip Field Boundaries and Lynchets South East of Netherton, Haccombe with Combe

Summary

Strip fields and lynchets of probable medieval date are depicted on 19th century maps and visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017 as earthworks on the west-facing combe slopes south-east of Netherton.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 895 710
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBEINTEIGNHEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LYNCHET (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • STRIP FIELD (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The visible earthworks correspond in part with boundaries depicted on the Tithe map for Combeinteignhead.


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

The visible earthworks largely do not correspond with field boundaries depicted on the OS 1880s First Edition 25inch map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5008-5009 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Curvilinear scarps are visible as earthworks.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3184-3185 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

Curvilinear scarps are visible as earthworks.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8971 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Curvilinear scarps are visible as earthworks.


Next Perspectives, 2015-2017, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8971 08-JUN-2015 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361515.

Curvilinear scarps are visible as earthworks.


Next Perspectives, 2015-2017, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8971 08-JUN-2015 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361515.

Curvilinear scarps 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.

Curvilinear scarps and banks are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards as earthworks both crossing and following the contours of the west-facing slopes south-east of Netherton.
The visible earthworks correspond with an extensive area of strip field enclosure depicted on the Tithe map for Combeinteignhead, with most but not all transcribed earthworks corresponding to boundaries depicted on the 1840s map. In contrast fewer earthworks correspond with boundaries marked on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25inch map, indicating a high degree of boundary loss.
A few earthworks correspond with extant field boundaries depicted on the current OS MasterMap base map, such as those visible at circa SX89347097 and SX89467098.
The earthworks are interpreted as evidence of strip fields and possibly lynchets of probable medieval date, most of which were cleared between circa 1840 and 1880.
Lidar coverage for this area is partial but the available data supports the interpretation that many of the relict boundaries survive as earthworks, and it is probable further lynchet or scarp earthworks survive under extant boundaries beyond the area currently covered by lidar survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

A small number visible earthworks correspond in part with boundaries depicted on the Tithe map for Combeinteignhead.

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 Vp1 5008-5009 12-JUL-1946.
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3184-3185 04-NOV-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
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8971 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #116706 ]
SDV361515Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2015-2017. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8971 08-JUN-2015.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

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 16 2019 8:57AM