Site Event/Activity record EEM14940 - 1999: AP - Challacombe Project



RCHME Swindon


November/December 1999


The Challacombe air photo mapping and interpretation project was part of the RCHME: Exmoor multi-disciplinary project (see EMO6590) and is one of four aerial surveys in West Exmoor, targeted at areas believed to be made up of large field systems, which were intended to locate major features and highlight those areas where more detailed ground survey might be appropriate. The air photo mapping and interpretation of Challacombe was carried out in December 1999. The survey was confined to an area measuring 2.3km by 2.5km around the villages of Challacombe and Barton town. This area is defined by the following grid references: SS 6750 4000, SS 6750 4250, SS 6980 4250, SS 6980 4000. The objective of the survey was to interpret and transcribe at 1:2500 scale, all archaeological features visible on aerial photographs in the survey area. The transcription was produced with the aid of the Digicart stereophotogrammetric plotter and the AERIAL 4.2 Aerial Photograph Rectification program. A final digital drawing was produced using the AutoCAD drawing package. Monument recording has been carried out for the extensive field system plotted as part of the project. The collection for RCHME: Challacombe, West Exmoor, consists of a report (which lists methods, photographs consulted and a brief description of the archaeology and a reduced size plan), and a film and paper copy of the AutoCAD drawing at 1:2500 scale.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph transcription: Winton, H.. 1999. Challacombe Project/Ink AP Transcription.
  • <2> Archive: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME: Challacombe Project, Devon. AF1301145.


No mapped location recorded.


Location Challacombe, Devon
Grid reference
Map sheet

Related Monuments/Buildings (18)

  • Extensive medieval field system in Challacombe parish (Monument)
  • Medieval field system around Barton Town (Monument)
  • Medieval field system east of Challacombe (Monument)
  • Medieval field system east of Shoulsbarrow (Monument)
  • Medieval field system southeast of Barton Gate (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval field boundaries north and west of Withycombe Farm (Monument)
  • Medieval strip field system around Whitefield Barton (Monument)
  • Medieval strip field system with possible deserted settlement at North Barton (Monument)
  • Medieval strip fields northeast of Challacombe (Monument)
  • Medieval strip lynchets around North and South Swincombe (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval water meadow west of The Old Rectory (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow around Shoulsbarrow Farm (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow east of Challacombe Mill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow east of Twitchen Farm (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow northwest of Withycombe Farm (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow or drainage system around Town Lane (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow south of Whitefield Barton (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow southeast of Whitefield Barton (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 1993-1996: TS - West Exmoor Project

Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 4:37PM