MEM15498 - Medieval or post-medieval earthworks in Ashwick Wood (Monument)

Summary

A scoop and mound were identified during field survey of Ashwick Wood. The date and function of the earthworks are uncertain but they could be evidence of mineral quarrying or prospection.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthwork scoop and mound of uncertain date and function were identified during field survey of Ashwick Wood, part of a broader survey of eight woodlands on the eastern slopes of the Barle Valley. [1] The earthworks could be evidence of mineral quarrying or prospection. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. P.77-93; Appendix VII.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. C Hegarty, 14 December 2009.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8872 2991 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS82NE
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Mar 17 2020 12:57PM

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