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HER Number:MDV75053
Name:Catch Meadow below Kilworthy Farm, Tavistock


A catch meadow of likely modern date is visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs, at Kilworthy. The earthworks have been recorded as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project.


Grid Reference:SX 483 769
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork ditches of post medieval to modern watermeadow

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CATCH MEADOW (Modern - 1751 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF/CPE/UK/2149/F20/4365-6; MAL127/71/078-9 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

A series of earthwork ditches visible here on aerial photographs have been previously interpreted as field boundaries of potential medieval field systems.

Taylor, E., 2002, NMP Mapping in West Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV341865.

Watermeadows visible on aerial photographs in valley below Kilworthy Farm with lines of ditches running approximately east-west along the valley.

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

The earthwork ditches recorded here as part of this survey most likely represent gutters of a post-medieval to modern catch meadow system. There are two separate NMP database records for these earthworks which have been misinterpreted as field systems, but which have now been amalgamated together and appended to this monument record. Only part of the photo reference is given in the transcription attributes, so the date of the photographs is not known.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341865Report - non-specific: Taylor, E.. 2002. NMP Mapping in West Devon. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. Digital.
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF/CPE/UK/2149/F20/4365-6; MAL127/71/078-9.
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:Feb 12 2016 11:51AM