MDE20525 - Post-medieval field boundary on Trentishoe Down (Monument)


An abandoned field boundary in the form of a stone built bank was noted on aerial photographs and during a site visit.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An abandoned field boundary runs from SS 6289 4727 to SS 6340 4742. It shows clearly on aerial photographs taken in 1978 and 1946. [1-3] The site was visited in 1985. A substantial stone built bank, up to 1.0 metre high and 5.0 metres wide was noted on the south side of Trentishoe Down. It survived best at the west end. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1635.3183 (July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/2654 (June 1978).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6247G, SS6347A.
  • <4>XY Report: McDonnell, R.. 1986. Archaeological survey on Exmoor 1985/86: Trentishoe Down; a summary report. Site 292, visited 4 December 1985. [Mapped feature: #46033 292]



Grid reference Centred SS 6319 4739 (686m by 288m)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17911
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/29

Record last edited

Apr 24 2019 11:09AM


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