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HER Number:MDV81283
Name:Earthworks from agricultural improvement south of Pattard Cross


Narrow ridge and furrow visible as earthworks on aerial photographs between 1946 and 1977 are probably the result of deep ploughing for improved drainage in five small fields. The field boundaries are extant, and it is possible that the ridge and furrow also survives as earthworks.


Grid Reference:SS 258 255
Map Sheet:SS22NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Four small irregularly-shaped fields are shown as rough ground.

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

Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks, aligned approximately north to south, are visible in five irregularly-shaped fields. Other details: DCC RAF/016G/UK/1631 2079-2080 08-JUL-1946.

Ordnance Survey, 1977, OS/77023, 021-022 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349036.

Narrow ridge and furrow is visible in five irregularly-shaped fields. Other details: NMR OS/77023 021-022 19-MAY-1977.

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

Narrow ridge and furrow, approximately 6 to 7 metres apart and aligned roughly north to south, is visible as earthworks in five adjacent irregularly-shaped fields on aerial photographs of 1946. The earthworks are presumably the result of deep ploughing to improve this area of poor draining and former rough ground for agriculture. The ridges are clearly visible in aerial photographs from 1977. As the field boundaries are still extant the ridge and furrow may also survive as earthworks.

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: #108033 ]
SDV349036Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1977. OS/77023. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). 021-022.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project (Ref: ACD383/2/1)

Date Last Edited:Oct 1 2020 4:56PM