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HER Number:MDV129682
Name:Strip field boundaries south of Trelana, Pyworthy

Summary

Parallel and curvilinear banks, interpreted as possible relict medieval strip field boundaries, are visible as earthworks on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2004 and 2013. The field boundaries had probably passed out of use by the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 296 015
Map Sheet:SS20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPyworthy
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishPYWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

The earthworks do not correspond with any curvilinear features shown in this location.

Environment Agency, 2000-2019, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: Tamar Aerial Survey project area, LIDAR Environment Agency LAST RETURN 19-DEC-2004 (Cartographic). SDV363954.

Parallel and curvilinear banks are visible as earthworks.

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records (Interpretation). SDV346287.

Further details from the survey database, including aerial photograph references and interpretive text, are awaiting accessioning.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: Tamar Aerial Survey project area, LIDAR Tellus LAST RETURN 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV363955.

Parallel and curvilinear banks are visible as earthworks.

Hegarty, C., Houghton, E., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2020-2021, Tamar/Lidar; A Single Source Approach to Landscape Survey and Socially Distanced Community Archaeology Area 2 (Culture Recovery Fund project) (Interpretation). SDV364011.

Parallel and curvilinear banks, circa 7m wide and northeast to southwest aligned, are visible as earthworks on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2004 and 2013.
The closely spaced earthworks do not correspond with any curvilinear features shown in this location on the mid-19th century Parish Tithe Map, or on later available historic maps, but are closely in keeping with the surrounding historic field pattern, which is characterised as medieval enclosures based on strip fields.
The earthworks are therefore interpreted as possible relict strip field boundaries of medieval origin which had passed out of use by the mid-19th century. Other subtle curvilinear earthworks of additional field boundaries not depicted on historic maps are also possibly visible in the adjacent land parcel to the southeast. These have not been transcribed but are included within the monument polygon for this record.

Understanding Landscapes Project, 2020-2021, University of Exeter Understanding Landscapes Project - Volunteer data, 675.4 (Interpretation). SDV363949.

Curvilinear bank with possible adjacent similar about 16m away on north west side. SS296016.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV363949Interpretation: Understanding Landscapes Project. 2020-2021. University of Exeter Understanding Landscapes Project - Volunteer data. Digital. 675.4.
SDV363954Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2000-2019. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: Tamar Aerial Survey project area. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR Environment Agency LAST RETURN 19-DEC-2004.
SDV363955Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: Tamar Aerial Survey project area. Digital. LIDAR Tellus LAST RETURN 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013. [Mapped feature: #128254 ]
SDV364011Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Houghton, E., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2020-2021. Tamar/Lidar; A Single Source Approach to Landscape Survey and Socially Distanced Community Archaeology Area 2 (Culture Recovery Fund project). Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8356 - Tamar/Lidar; A Single Source Approach to Landscape Survey and Socially Distanced Community Archaeology Area 2 (Culture Recovery Fund) (Ref: ACD2424)

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2021 8:48AM