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HER Number:MDV26740
Name:Lost field boundaries south and east of Preston, Drewsteignton

Summary

No longer extant. The Tithe Map for this area shows a number of subdivisions within the fields that have since been removed. Considering Preston's 13th century (or earlier) origins, this may have been remains of a medieval system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 902
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/41

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Tithe Map for this area shows a number of subdivisions within the fields around Preston that have not been retained into modern times.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Some of those field boundaries shown on the Tithe Map still exist on this version of the historic mapping, while others have already been removed.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Several more boundaries removed by the later 1940s.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3397 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221887.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Possible banks visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph, running from SX7512 9040 to SX7520 9011 and a further, smaller fragment running from SX7522 9035 to SX7525 9029. Further section curving towards to east at the northern end visible running from SX7556 9024 to SX7559 9011.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

By this time, the reconfiguration of the fields has largely taken place.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221887Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 3397.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. [Mapped features: #85431 ; #85432 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26741Related to: Lost field boundaries north of Preston, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV119672Related to: Preston Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV8439Related to: Prestonbury Castle Hillfort (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2017 12:11PM