MEM22089 - Forest Wall
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Parish:||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record caveat document.
Wall enclosing the former Royal Forest, built by John Knight.
- WALL (AD 19th Century to Modern - 1821 AD to 2050 AD (Possible))
Designated Status: none recorded
The forest wall was built by John Knight to enclosure his property and stretched for nearly 30 miles. 
When John Knight purchased the former Royal Forest (MEM22088) only a few mounds stones and streams seperated it from the commons of the surrounding parishes. As a result he undertook to build a 29 mile wall around his estate that was completed in 1824, three years after he took possession. 
<1> MacDermot, E.T., 1973, The History of the Forest of Exmoor, P. 436 (Monograph). SMO5058.
<2> Burton, R.A., 1989, The Heritage of Exmoor, P. 61 (Monograph). SEM7230.
|MEM22088||Part of: Exmoor Royal Forest (Monument)|
- Local List Status (Unassessed)
|Date Last Edited:||Mar 25 2015 10:46AM|
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