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HER Number:MDV61398
Name:Lynchet in Knightshayes Park


Low break of slope, west end terminating against drive opposite gate associated with lane, and east end terminating against internal park boundary. Probably remnant of earlier system of enclosure, predating emparkment.


Grid Reference:SS 959 149
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/404

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Trust, 1984, Knightshayes Court, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV341846.

Land Use Consultants, 1998, Knightshayes Park Survey Plan (Report - Survey). SDV341869.

Visited on 16/03/1998. Low break of slope, oriented east - west, generally 0.3 metres high and up to 2 metres wide. Terminates at the west end against the drive, opposite gate associated with the trackway or lane (site 12), and against an internal park boundary in the east. Remnant of previous system of enclosure predating emparkment. Other details: Appendix 5: site 24.

English Heritage, 2000, Knightshayes Court (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV341847.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9514 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 19-DEC-2005 - 20-FEB-2012 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

A possible associated earthwork ditch is visible.

The Parks Agency, 2007, The Setting of Knightshayes Park and Garden: A Historic Landscape Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV341853.

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

An east to west aligned earthwork ditch possibly associated with this feature is visible on digital images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2012. Whilst there is no clear evidence of the earthwork bank, a possible ditch was visible which would appear to flank its southern side. Similar earthworks were recorded to the immediate south and would appear to form part of an associated field system which passed out of use by the time of the parish tithe map of approximately 1838-48.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341846Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Knightshayes Court, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV341847Register of Parks and Gardens in England: English Heritage. 2000. Knightshayes Court. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. A4 Stapled.
SDV341853Report - Assessment: The Parks Agency. 2007. The Setting of Knightshayes Park and Garden: A Historic Landscape Assessment. Parks Agency Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV341869Report - Survey: Land Use Consultants. 1998. Knightshayes Park Survey Plan. National Trust Report. A4 Unbound + Digital.
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
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9514 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 19-DEC-2005 - 20-FEB-2012. [Mapped feature: #96808 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV61375Part of: Knightshayes Park (Park/Garden)
MDV108626Related to: Earthworks within Knightshayes Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4435 - A Historic Landscape Assessment of the Setting of Knightshayes Park and Garden
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Dec 5 2014 10:50AM