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HER Number:MDV231
Name:Field boundaries and strip lynchets south-west of Mortehoe

Summary

Former field boundaries and strip lynchets of probable medieval and post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as earthwork banks on steep coastal slopes overlooking Grunta and Barricane beaches to the south-west of Mortehoe.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 453 450
Map Sheet:SS44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORTEHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS44NE/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • STRIP LYNCHET (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Mortehoe Strip Lynchets (Plan - measured). SDV348539.


REF UNKNOWN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV89264.

Mortehoe: strip-lynchets south west of village (ref unknown).


APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91617.

Strip lynchets surveyed by national trust circa 1983. Copy of survey drawing in smr. Pronounced lynchets visible on 1946 raf aerial photograph (aph).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91618.

Unknown.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV91619.

Des=survey drawing (1:500)/(circa 1983)/in smr.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV91620.

Aph=raf/106g/uk/1655/3029/(11/7/1946)/smr 3/2.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1655, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1655 3029-3030 11-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349996.

Earthwork boundary banks and lynchets are visible to the south-west of Mortehoe.


Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89114, NMR OS/89114 671-672 04-MAY-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350315.

Earthwork boundary banks and lynchets remain visible.


Geonex UK, 1992, 158/92, DCC Geonex/158/92 273-4 15-OCT-1992 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349989.

Earthwork boundary banks and lynchets remain visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Environment Agency, 2007, LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution), LIDAR SS4444 Environment Agency D0086292 29-30-SEP-2009 (Cartographic). SDV350308.

Earthwork boundary banks and lynchets remain visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 757,No. 1595 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Strip-lynchets south west of village. Surveyed by National Trust circa 1983. Pronounced lynchets visible on 1946 raf ap.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

Former field boundaries and strip lynchets of probable medieval and post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as earthwork banks on the steep coastal slopes overlooking Grunta and Barricane beaches to the south-west of Mortehoe. A number of the visible earthwork banks correspond with field boundaries depicted on the 1840 tithe map for Mortehoe, and it is possible that post-medieval enclosure was based in part on earlier unenclosed cultivation terraces. The earthworks remain visible, albeit intermittently, on aerial photographs of the 1980s and 1990s, and is clearly discernible on digital interactive images derived from Lidar data acquired in 2009. The National Trust field survey of 1983 could not be located for comparison.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 757,No. 1595.
SDV348539Plan - measured: Unknown. Mortehoe Strip Lynchets. Plan + Digital.
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349989Aerial Photograph: Geonex UK. 1992. 158/92. Geonex Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC Geonex/158/92 273-4 15-OCT-1992.
SDV349996Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1655. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1655 3029-3030 11-JUL-1946.
SDV350308Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2007. LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS4444 Environment Agency D0086292 29-30-SEP-2009.
SDV350315Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89114. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/89114 671-672 04-MAY-1989.
SDV89264Migrated Record: REF UNKNOWN.
SDV91617Migrated Record: APH.
SDV91618Migrated Record:
SDV91619Migrated Record:
SDV91620Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2016 8:22AM