MMO3174 - Post-medieval field boundaries southeast of Blindwell Farm (Monument)

Summary

Field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. The earthworks form a field system of probable post-medieval date but with origins potentially as strip fields of medieval date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks to the south-east of Blindwell Farm, Twitchen parish. The earthworks form a field system of probable post-medieval date but with origins potentially as strip fields of medieval date. Towards the east of the enclosed area a pronounced gulley may be the evidence of a further eroded field boundary. [1,2] The boundaries are not depicted on the Tithe Map for Twitchen nor on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, suggesting the features predate these documents. [3-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR CPE/UK/2082 (F20) 3044-5 (19 May 1947).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197.
  • <3> Map: 1841. Twitchen Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8053 3163 (253m by 230m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish TWITCHEN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW96
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1491926

Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 10:25AM

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