Devon field boundaries: restoration standards for agri-environment schemes (TIN039)

Archaeological interest

Before any work is carried out on your field boundaries you should consider the presence of important archaeological features, either above or below ground, to avoid any inadvertent damage to them. Many stone faced banks and walls are built on top of earlier structures such as a prehistoric field bank, pound wall, hut circle or medieval boundary.

Often the lower courses of field boundaries are of considerable age and archaeological importance. Hedges may follow parish boundaries of considerable age.

Information on recorded archaeological sites and features can be obtained from the County Council or the National Park Authority. You should always liaise with your local Natural England adviser before proceeding with any project.

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