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HER Number:MDV125476
Name:Field Boundaries east of Orestone Plantation, Coffinswell

Summary

Two curvilinear earthwork ditches, visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1957, are tentatively interpreted as the remains of medieval field boundaries that went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 900 673
Map Sheet:SX96NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCoffinswell
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCOFFINSWELL

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 Vp3 5270-5271 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Two curvilinear earthwork banks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1957, RAF/58/2186, RAF/58/2186 F22 0017-0018 30-MAY-1957 (Aerial Photograph). SDV362780.

Two dark curvilinear cropmarks are 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 (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Two curvilinear earthwork ditches, circa 2 metres wide, are visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1957. They are not the correct orientation to be part of a catchmeadow, and are tentatively interpreted as the remains of former field boundaries; their curvilinear shape indicates a likely medieval origin. They are not depicted on the available 19th century mapping and so are likely to have gone out of use by 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 Vp3 5270-5271 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. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV362780Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1957. RAF/58/2186. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/2186 F22 0017-0018 30-MAY-1957. [Mapped feature: #116859 ]

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:Mar 11 2019 12:40PM