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North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project: A National Mapping Programme Report

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A National Mapping Programme Report - English Heritage Project 6083

By Stephanie Knight, Cain Hegarty, Graham Tait

This illustrated report describes the results and methods of air photo and lidar assessment and mapping for the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The project was funded by the English Heritage National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme (NHPCP) and carried out by AC Archaeology and Devon County Council between December 2011 and February 2013. The project used English Heritage 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. This report concludes with a summary of recommendations for further work and potential sites of national importance arising from the project.


2 Introduction
2.1 Background to the Project
2.2 Project Area
3 Aims and Objectives of the Survey
3.1 Aims
4 Scope of the Survey
4.1 Geology
4.2 Soils
4.3 Agricultural Land Classifications
4.4 Topography and Modern Land Use
4.5 Devon Character Areas
4.6 Historic Landscape Character
4.7 Overview of NMP Methodology
5 Overview of the Aerial Photographs and Images
5.1 Vertical Coverage
5.2 Specialist Oblique Coverage
5.3 Military Oblique Coverage
5.4 Lidar
6 Overview of the Survey Results
7 Survey Results
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Thematic Results: Military or Defensive; Pre-Second World War
7.3 Thematic Results: Military and Defensive; Second World War Defence
7.4 Thematic Results: Military and Defensive; Second World War Training
7.5 Thematic Results: Military and Defensive; The Cold War
7.6 Thematic Results: Farming and Agriculture
7.7 Thematic Results: Settlement
7.8 Thematic Results: Ceremonial and Funerary
7.9 Thematic Results: Marine
7.10 Thematic Results: Recreation
7.11 Thematic Results: Industry
7.12 Thematic Results: Geology, Anomalies and Deceptive features
7.13 Thematic Results: Locally distinctive Features
7.14 A managed landscape
8 Heritage Protection
9 Recommendations
9.1 General recommendations
9.2 Recommendations for Aerial Reconnaissance
10 Summary and Recommendations
10.1 Summary
11 Bibliography
12 Project Archive
Appendix A: Devon Character Areas
Appendix B: Archaeological Scope of the Project
Appendix C: List of AP Sources
Appendix D: Map Layer Content and Transcription Conventions
Appendix E: Object Data Tables
Appendix F: NMP methodology: use of HBSMR and ArcGIS
   Using the transcription geodatabases
   NMP annotations
Appendix G: NMP Methodology
Appendix H: Analysis of the Survey Results
   Constraints and Methods
Appendix I: Liaison Group Members
Appendix J: Sites Suggested for Heritage Protection Consideration
Appendix K: Sites Suggested for Further Work

Additional Information

  • Series: Research Reports
  • Publication Status: Completed


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