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HER Number:MDV80554
Name:Drainage Channels South of Blatchford Brook


Drainage channels to the south of Blatchford Brook, shown on 1940s aerial photographs, some still visible as shallow hollows on the ground.


Grid Reference:SX 853 729
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRAINAGE SYSTEM (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Water channel shown to south of Blatchford Brook.

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

Drainage channels visible in fields to south of Blatchford Brook.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment of Planning Application Areas North of Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336034.

Linear features observed during investigations along the Tottiford to Newton Abbot pipeline in 2003 represent former shallow channels crossing the northern part of Site D. One is represented on the 1889 Ordnance Survey 1:2500 sheet 109.7, and was cut by the 2003 pipeline corridor. Organic (palaeoenvironmental) material may be present in this area, although none was recovered in 2003. Drainage ditches, aligned broadly east-west, are visible as shallow hollows in this area. Other details: Figure 1, site 6; figure 5.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336034Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment of Planning Application Areas North of Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.30. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107350 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV125389Related to: Possible Rectilinear Enclosure South of Blatchford Brook, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2019 1:05PM