MEM15448 - Possible post-medieval earthworks near Winsley Wood (Monument)

Summary

Possible post-medieval earthworks were seen downslope of the bank-defined enclosure at the junction of Little Comfort Wood and Winsley Wood. These earthworks are visible as banks and mounds.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible post-medieval earthworks are visible as banks and mounds. These are located downslope of a bank defined enclosure at the junction of Little Comfort Wood and Winsley Wood. Field investigators suggested a possible relationship between these features and a rectilinear earthwork enclosure located nearby (MEM15447). [1, 2] These earthworks are not visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Report: Cannell, J.. 2002. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 1. p 8, 13. [Mapped feature: #35315 ]
  • <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) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 10:53AM

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