MEM15532 - Undated earthwork bank in Nine Acre Copse (Monument)

Summary

An earthwork bank recorded adjacent to the River Barle at Nine Acre Copse has been interpreted as a water-management feature.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthwork bank recorded adjacent to the River Barle at Nine Acre Copse has been interpreted as a water management feature. The earthworks were identified during field survey of Dibble Wood, part of a broader survey of eight woodlands on the eastern slopes of the Barle Valley. [1] It is possible that the reference above [1] may relate to the earthwork remains of the earlier eastern boundary of Nine Acre Copse, which the 25 inch Ordnance Survey map shows was c.15 metres to the west at that time. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY 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. [Mapped feature: #35400 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8721 3060 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Apr 11 2021 11:05PM

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