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HER Number:MDV60357
Name:Catch Meadow System at Woodtown

Summary

A probable catch meadow system of post-medieval to modern date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1987, at Woodburn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 375 786
Map Sheet:SX37NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunterton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNTERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX37NE/528

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216240.

Earthworks in area of woodtown farm. Some appear to be part of a leat system. Recorded from the air by f. Griffith in 1987 (aph).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV216241.

Aph=dap/hu 15/(12/1/1987).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV216242.

Aph=dap/hv 2-4/(12/1/1987).


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF/3G/TUD/137/5056 11-APR-1946 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

A field system of unknown, but potential medieval, date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The earthwork ditches, which are aligned with the steep south facing slope, most likely form part of a post-medieval catch meadow system. The earthworks have been previously interpreted as a field system, which seems unlikely.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216240Migrated Record: APH.
SDV216241Aerial Photograph:
SDV216242Aerial Photograph:
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF/3G/TUD/137/5056 11-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #96577 ]
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2016 11:54AM