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HER Number:MDV79196
Name:Former settlement of Upcott, Chawleigh


The small medieval or post-medieval settlement of Upcott is shown on late 19th century Ordnance Survey map and is still visible on the RAF 1940's aerial photographs. It was removed by the second half of the 20th century. A large earthwork mound, possibly from its demolition, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1971. Other mounds were also recorded in the vicinity of the former settlement and may be associated.


Grid Reference:SS 695 124
Map Sheet:SS61SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChawleigh
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Several buildings shown within small enclosure.

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

Some buildings still visible within enclosure.

Ordnance Survey, 1963 - 1996, National Grid OS metric (Cartographic). SDV342278.

'Upcott' shown.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Site now in south-west corner of large field.

Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of banks correspond to the grid reference for PRN167334.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167334 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

A large mound marks the site of the deserted farmstead of Upcott. It is visible as low earthworks on aerial photographs (p1) and was digitally plotted during the National Mapping Programme. Five other mounds of uncertain origin lie within 200m of the main settlement, which is marked on the OS 1st Edition 1:2500 scale map, and may be associated with it.
Photograph reference:
1. OSP zeiss 71/364 149-50 13-JUL-1971

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #105998 ]
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342278Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963 - 1996. National Grid OS metric. National Grid OS metric. Digital.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167334.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Oct 3 2018 6:26PM