MEM15447 - Post-medieval enclosure near Winsley Wood (Monument)

Summary

A rectilinear enclosure of probable post-medieval date is c. 35 metres long and 19 metres wide, defined by earthwork banks and ditches, with an existing hedgebank used as the the western edge.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rectilinear enclosure of probable post-medieval date is located near Winsley Wood. The enclosure is c. 35 metres long and 19 metres wide. The enclosure is defined by earthwork banks and ditches. The western edge of the enclosure is defined by a hedgebank which contains large blocks of stone, but no other structural evidence was noted within the enclosure. [1, 2] This is not visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey mapping. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Report: Cannell, J.. 2002. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 1. p 7, 13. [Mapped feature: #35284 ]
  • <2> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. p 55-66.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 713 356 (point) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 10:59AM

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