MEM15454 - Possible post-medieval structure in Little Comfort Wood (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A low earthwork bank in Little Comfort Wood defining a small rectangular enclosure approximately 4 metres long and 3 metres wide. The earthworks are located on level ground less than 3 metres from the river which flows southwards through Sherracombe. The shorter banks are noticeably greater in height than the longer cross-banks which run parallel to the river. A break in the long bank closest to the river has been interpreted as a possible entrance. The earthworks have been interpreted as the remains of a small structure, the function of which remains unclear. [1, 2] This feature is not visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map,indicating it had fallen out of use by the time of the survey.  The feature is also not shown on the Tithe Map for High Bray. 
- <1>XY SEM6772 Report: Cannell, J.. 2003. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002-2003: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 2. P.6-7; 13. [Mapped feature: #35321 ]
- <2> SEM7353 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> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SEM8103 Map: Northcote, G.. 1838. High Bray Tithe Map and Apportionment.
|Grid reference||SS 714 356 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
Record last edited
Sep 8 2020 10:32AM
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