MDE1097 - Undated lynchet on Kentisbury Down (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A vestigial terrace or lynchet runs diagonally from east to west across the field in which most of the flints were found (SS 64 SW 20. [DE1095] OS Field No 430 at SS 631439). A short sunken way ascending the field cuts through the edge of the terrace. After ploughing in 1966 the Rev Ayre, rector of Kentisbury and Charles Whybrow noted a difference in soil colour between the edge of the terrace and the ground at its foot. Evidence of settlement was sought without result. (1) A pair of very spread and amorphous lynchet scarps (up to 0.7m in height) lying within an area of enclosed land on Kentisbury Down. Kentisbury Down was enclosed sometime between 1840 and the 1880's; before enclosure, it is depicted (on the Tithe Map (source 2a)) as an area of featureless moorland. (2)
- <1> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Inf Charles Whybrow.
- <2> SMO5393 Serial: Devonshire Association. 1862 -. Devonshire Association reports and transactions. Volume 102 (1970), 246 (J Barber).
- <3> SEM7937 Map: 1840. Kentisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
- <4> SMO4799 Survey: Kentisbury, barrow and lynchet at SS 64 SW 19 + 22 . 1:2500. General: Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
- <5> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 February 1993.
- <6> SMO5831 Collection: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Exmoor Project.
|Grid reference||SS 6315 4389 (point)|
|Civil Parish||KENTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=34824 (Pastscape entry: 34824)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SW22
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 34824
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Apr 30 2019 4:32PM
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