MEM15625 - Earthwork bank and ditch at Cloutsham Ball (Monument)


An earthwork bank and ditch is situated at the north end of Cloutsham Ball and aligned east to west. It has been suggested that it may be a quarry but its location may go against this.

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A length of earthwork bank and ditch at Cloutsham Ball is approximately 18 paces long and aligned east to west. The earthwork is about 0.5 metres high up to 9 paces wide. The ditch or depression is roughly rectangular with steep sides circa 1.5 metres deep, measuring 14 paces long and 7 wide. It has been suggested the earthwork could be the remains of a quarry but that the location may mitigate against this interpretation. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R.R.J.. 1994. Horner Wood: Report on the Preliminary Archaeological Field Assessment of Two Sample Areas. Richard McDonnel. P.5-6; 23.
  • <4> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. BAR 398. P.109-131; 262.



Grid reference SS 898 436 (point) Approximate
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 115815

Record last edited

Mar 17 2022 12:28PM


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