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HER Number:MDV128839
Name:Field boundary north-east of Ilton Farm

Summary

A field boundary of probable medieval origin is identifiable on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017 as a subtle earthwork bank on the north-west facing slope to the north-east of Ilton Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 724 402
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The visible earthwork does not correspond with any feature depicted on the Tithe Map for Malborough.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 4019-4020 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

The bank is not identifiabel as an earthwork. The boundaries to the south remain extant.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX7240 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A curvilinear bank is identifiable as an earthwork.

Turner, S.C., 2005 - 2006, Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation Mapping (Cartographic). SDV349122.

This area was probably first enclosed with hedge-banks during the later middle ages. The curving form of the hedge-banks suggests that earlier it may have been farmed as open strip-fields

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A curvilinear bank circa 9m wide and 75m long is identifiable on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017 as a subtle earthwork bank on the north-west facing slope to the north-east of Ilton farm.
The visible earthwork does not correspond with any feature depicted on the Tithe Map for Malborough. However, it is in keeping with the character of the field pattern depicted to the south, which was extant until the mid-20th century, and the surrounding field pattern has been characterised by HLC as medieval enclosure based on strip fields.
The relict earthwork is interpreted as evidence of a field boundary of medieval origin that had been removed prior to circa 1840.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 4019-4020 10-DEC-1946.
SDV349122Cartographic: Turner, S.C.. 2005 - 2006. Devon Historic Landscape Characterisation Mapping. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX7240 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #126741 ]
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2020 11:19AM