MDE11189 - Undated ditches on Woolhanger Common (Monument)


Linear cropmarks were seen on aerial photographs taken in 1977 and interpreted as possible ditches. No such features were recorded during field investigation in 1993.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cropmarks of regular, linear features at SS 6945 4605, visible on aerial photographs, are thought to be possible ditches. [1,2] This area, on the northeastern slopes of Woolhanger Common, is shown on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map as rough grassland. It is now under hay and no trace of these alleged ditches was identified during field investigation. (3-4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM/13/060 (May 1977).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6945c, SS6946b. [Mapped feature: #38163 SS6945C, SS6946B]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Devon 6(4).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 July 1993.



Grid reference Centred SS 6941 4595 (336m by 442m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17947
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/61
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20693
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE41
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 915192

Record last edited

Oct 28 2020 4:20PM


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