Site Event/Activity record EEM14733 - 2017: WS - Halscombe Allotment, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain and Old Barrow Down, MIRES Project

Technique(s)

Organisation

Hazel Riley

Date

October/November 2017

Description

A walkover survey of land on Halscombe Allotment, Humber’s Ball, Hawkridge Plain and Old Barrow Down, southwest of Withypool, Exmoor, was carried out in October and November 2017 in advance of mire restoration to be carried out by the Exmoor Mires Partnership. The work was carried out in order to characterise, quantify and locate known and unknown heritage assets within the defined survey areas. Several previously unrecorded heritage assets were located, including several Bronze Age cairns on Old Barrow Down.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor.

Map

Location

Location Halscombe Allotment, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain and Old Barrow Down; Hawkridge
Grid reference Centred SS 8275 3323 (3035m by 2474m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (53)

  • Bronze Age burial cairn on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Bronze Age burial cairn on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Bronze Age burial cairn on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Bronze Age burial cairn south of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)
  • Bronze Age burial cairn south of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)
  • Bronze Age burial cairn southeast of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)
  • Bronze Age round barrow on Humbers Ball (Monument)
  • Medieval and post-medieval peat cuttings on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Medieval and post-medieval routeways around Upper Willingford Corner (Monument)
  • Medieval hollow way northeast of Upper Willingford Corner (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval field system on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval field system on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval peat cutting from Withypool Common to Humbers Ball (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval peat cuttings on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval peat cuttings on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval ridge and furrow on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Possible building remains on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval drainage ditch on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn in southwest corner of Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn in southwest corner of Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn within rectangular enclosure on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval clearance cairn within rectangular enclosure on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditch on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditches on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditches on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditches on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage ditches on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drainage system on Humbers Ball and Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Post-medieval extractive pit on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval extractive pit on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval extractive pit within rectangular enclosure on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mound to the south of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)
  • Post-medieval peat stand on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval pond on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarries on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Humber's Ball (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Old Barrow Down (Monument)
  • Post-medieval rectangular enclosure in southwest corner of Halscombe Allotment (Monument)

Record last edited

May 14 2018 10:03PM