The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Survey

Historic England Project Number 7209 - Phase 1 Interim Report

By Cain Hegarty, Stephanie Knight, Richard Sims

This illustrated report describes the results and methods of air photo and lidar assessment and mapping for the The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments NMP project. The project was funded by Historic England Heritage Protection Commissions and carried out by AC Archaeology, based within Devon County Council from August 2016 to February 2017. The project used Historic England National Mapping Programme methods and standards.

The report includes a review of the sources used and how these and other factors influenced the results. An overview of archaeological results describes the extent, distribution, type and survival of remains. More detailed descriptions of the nature of the archaeological remains are covered in thematic sections.

It concludes with a summary of the role of the data in strategic planning and recommendations for further work.


  • Summary, background & methodology
  • Progress and constraints on the survey
  • Overview of the survey results
    Interim analysis/interpretation of results
    Emerging themes
  • Illustrated selected highlights
    Military defence and fortification
    Religious, ritual and funerary
  • Heritage protection; interim statement
  • Interim conclusions
  • Bibliography and sources consulted
  • APPENDIX A: Sites suggested for heritage protection consideration
  • APPENDIX B: Sites suggested for further work

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 55


If you require an alternative, accessible version of this document (for instance in audio, Braille or large print) please contact us:

Customer Service Department

Telephone: 0370 333 0607
Email: [email protected]