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HER Number:MDV81126
Name:Former field boundary south-east of Pitt


A curvilinear earthwork, perhaps a relict medieval field boundary, is visible on aerial photographs from 1946.


Grid Reference:SS 254 257
Map Sheet:SS22NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No field boundary is depicted in this location on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1631, 2079-2080 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349023.

A clearly defined narrow bank is visible as a curvilinear earthwork, cut by parallel furrows from deep ploughing. Other details: DCC RAF/106G/UK/1631 2079-2080 08-JUL-1946.

Ordnance Survey, 1977, OS/77023, 020-021 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349036.

An network of open trenches, probably for the installation of a field drainage system, is visible on an aerial photograph of 1977, together with several small and probably temporary structures. The trenches cut through both the curvilinear earthwork and an extant field boundary to its east. Other details: NMR OS/77023 020-021 19-MAY-1977.

GetMapping, 1999, 089/99, 0261-0262 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349037.

The curvilinear feature is visible in part as a cropmark, as is the network of drains. Other details: DCC GM/089/99 0261-0262 24-JUL-1999.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

This earthwork is interpreted as a relict field boundary bank of probable medieval date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349023Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1631. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2079-2080. [Mapped feature: #107896 ]
SDV349036Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1977. OS/77023. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). 020-021.
SDV349037Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999. 089/99. GetMapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0261-0262.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2012 11:42AM