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HER Number:MDV29579
Name:Linear Cropmark South East of Silverton Mills


A linear, possibly ditched feature is visible as a cropmark south-east of Silverton Mills. It is more probable that the cropmark is of natural origin.


Grid Reference:SS 981 007
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADCLYST

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90SE/73

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • NON ANTIQUITY (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105289.

N of budlake. Linear feature, almost ns, extending for about 200m with a hook-shaped s end. Recorded as cropmark by f. Griffith in july 1984.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV105292.

Aph=dap/ao 7(2/7/1984).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV105293.

Aph=dap/dn 5(27/7/1984).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105294.

Des=dprfp 1991(and photo t14-15).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV105295.

Aph=dap/tc 11,12(18/7/1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV105296.

Des=the national trust/killerton estate archaeological survey: part 4: the farms: ashclyst - elbury/(2000)403/4/copy in smr.

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=6/12/1991 (robinson) site lies on very gentle w slope. Nothing visible (dprfp).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV52.

Linear feature is cut in two by beare lane. A slight hollow can be traced on the ground and it seems likely that it is a former field boundary (nt).

Historic England, 1984, NMR 2162, NMR 2162/1058 02-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357541.

A linear cropmark is visible.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A linear, possibly ditched feature is visible as a roughly north-north-west to south-south-east aligned cropmark south-east of Silverton Mills. The cropmark is visible for approximately 340 metres, running along the contours of a shallow combe, from circa 80 metres to the south of Beare Lane to circa 200 metres to the north of the Road. The cropmark is slightly irregular in plan for much of its course, the irregularity increasing at its south-eastern end where it narrows and changes orientation to the north-west in a roughly ‘S’ shaped plan. The irregular course of the cropmark and striations visible downslope of the linear feature might support the interpretation that the feature is natural and not archaeological in origin, possibly a natural watercourse originating with natural springheads.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV105289Migrated Record:
SDV105292Aerial Photograph:
SDV105293Aerial Photograph:
SDV105294Migrated Record:
SDV105295Aerial Photograph:
SDV105296Migrated Record:
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV357541Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 1984. NMR 2162. NMR Aerial Photograph. Print. NMR 2162/1058 02-JUL-1984. [Mapped feature: #86505 ]
SDV52Migrated Record: National Trust.

Associated Monuments

MDV127859Related to: Enclosures south-east of Silverton Mills (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2020 10:04AM