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HER Number:MDV81304
Name:Earthworks from agricultural improvement north-east of Youltree Cross

Summary

Narrow ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks in five adjacent fields on aerial photographs from 1946, interpreted as the result of modern deep ploughing for agricultural improvement of land. The earthworks in the field centred on SS26442594 may have been levelled by 1959, and earthworks in the other fields may have been levelled since 1959.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 265 260
Map Sheet:SS22NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1631, 2705-2706 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349023.

Ridge and furrow is visible as linear earthworks in a group of five adjacent fields. Other details: DCC RAF/016G/UK/1631 2705-2706 08-JUL-1946.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1793, 4001-4002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349050.

Ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks in five adjacent fields. Other details: NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1793 F20 4001-4002 12-OCT-1946.


Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, 0041-0042 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

Ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks in four fields, but not the field centred on SS26442594. Other details: NMR RAF/58/2894 F22 0041-0042 30_JUN-1959.


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 5 metres apart is visible as earthworks across five adjacent fields on aerial photographs from 1946, presumably the result of modern deep ploughing for better drainage of land. On aerial photographs of 1959 no earthworks are visible within one of the fields (centred at SS2644225942), but the ridges are still clearly visible within the other four. However as no earthworks are visible on more recent photographs it is possible that they have since been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

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). 2705-2706.
SDV349050Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1793. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4001-4002. [Mapped features: #108056 ; #108057 ]
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0041-0042.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2012 10:09AM