MMO1905 - Medieval field boundary northeast of Bredwick Cottages (Monument)

Summary

A probable medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It appears to form a corner of a rectangular enclosure, and lies on a similar alignment to extant field boundaries in the area.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A probable medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the north east of Bredwick Cottages, Kentisbury. Centred at approximately SS 6452 4326, the bank runs in a southwest to northeast direction for approximately 40 metres before turning 90 degrees and running southeast to northwest for 100 metres. The bank varies in width from 2 to 4 metres, with the shorter section appearing the narrowest. The bank appears to form one corner of a rectangular enclosure, which lies on a similar alignment to extant field boundaries in the area. However, it is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to the publication date of 1889. [1-4] The boundary is not depicted on the Kentisbury Tithe Map. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3096-97 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 6443/15 (18307/31) (27 April 1999).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SW. MD002180. [Mapped feature: #33245 ]
  • <5> Map: 1840. Kentisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6448 4327 (92m by 100m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64SW
Civil Parish KENTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SW59
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1465028

Record last edited

Apr 30 2019 9:28AM

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