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HER Number:MDV14900
Name:Field System off Kingskerswell Road, Kingskerswell

Summary

A medieval strip field system is shown on the mid-19th century Parish Tithe Map, either side of Kingskerswell Road, Kingskerswell. A single cropmark of a levelled bank interpreted as a relict boundary associated with this field system is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 891 664
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaTorbay
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingskerswell
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTeignbridge
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSKERSWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 895416
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/65

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Scott's bridge. Vis=-/9/1978 (gallant). Two groups of strip fields, divided by road running at right angles to them. Situated slightly obliquely across contour of hill leading up to beacon park. On t. M. And in t. A. The following names:- on west side of road 962 lower scotts bridge field 963 scotts bridge field 964 lower scotts bridge 965 higher scotts bridge 966 lower wadden 968 great wadden 969 yonder little wadden 824 creeds lower wadden 967 lower little wadden on east side of road 970 little langland 999 langland 1000 langland 1002 middle langland 1003 lower langland (worksheet).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV306184.

Des=worksheet/sketch.


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

A system of strip fields is shown on this map, although the cropmark does not correspond with any linear features in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5082-83 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A slight curvilinear cropmark of a levelled bank is 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.

A slight curvilinear cropmark which has possibly formed over a levelled bank, circa 3.5m wide and northwest to southeast aligned, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. The cropmark does not correspond with any linear features shown in this location on the mid-19th century Parish Tithe Map, or on later available historic maps, but is closely in keeping with the historic field patterns depicted in this location which is characterised as medieval enclosures based on strip fields. The cropmark is therefore interpreted as a relict levelled field boundary associated with this field system, passing out of use by the mid-19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV306184Migrated Record:
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116423 ]
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5082-83 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. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV123947Related to: Strip fields either side of Kingkerswell Road, Torquay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)
  • EDV7912 - Archaeological Assessment by EMAFU 1990

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2019 1:23PM