Site Event/Activity record EEM14566 - 2016: WB - Land at Langham Farm



AC Archaeology


March 2016


An archaeological watching brief carried out during groundworks associated with the construction of a vehicular access track on land at Langham Farm, Luxborough was undertaken by AC archaeology during March 2016. The site extended for a distance of 490 metres and crossed through four arable plots bounded by hedge lines and tree topped hedgebanks. Monitoring of the new Langham Farm access established a cross-section of the historic hedgebank that forms the boundary between Luxborough and Brompton Regis parishes. Its profile was reasonably root-disturbed but included a buried soil sealed beneath the dumped hedgebank material. No dating was recovered from its deposits. A previously-recorded former boundary identified from historic mapping and an aerial photograph as within Field 1 was not encountered. However, a small ditch (F103) was recorded close to this former boundary, but extended at right-angles to its projected alignment. Ditch F103 was undated but is likely to have represented an agricultural feature of probable medieval to post-medieval date. A second ditch (F109) exposed as extending parallel to the boundary between Fields 3 and 4 almost certainly represented an associated ditch to the adjacent historic hedgebank. Although undated, this is likely to have had medieval to post-medieval origins.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Patkai, E.. 2016. Land at Langham Farm, Luxborough, Watchet, Somerset: Results of an archaeological watching brief.



Location Land at Langham Farm, Luxborough, Watchet, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 9808 3575 (73m by 453m)
Map sheet SS93NE

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Medieval or post-medieval agricultural feature west of Langham Hill Cottage (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval agricultural feature west of Langham Hill Cottage (Monument)
  • Post-medieval field boundary northwest of Langham Hill Cottage (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2013: DBA - proposed access road (Ref: 6/20/13/102)

Record last edited

Sep 28 2021 10:38AM