MEM15644 - Possible shelter structure in Stoke Wood (Monument)

Summary

A ruined structure of probable agricultural function is situated on an earthwork building platform on the western slopes of Prickslade Combe, Stoke Wood.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small earthwork platform approximately 6.5 metres by 4.5 metres in size is on the lower western slopes of Prickslade Combe. The remains of rubble walls are visible on the east and northeastern sides of the platform. The structure might have been associated with the former field circa 20 metres to the east, perhaps as a seasonal shelter. The footpath MEM15641 abuts the platform on its southwest corner as it follows Prickslade Combe. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Berry, N.. 1995. Horner Wood 1995: An Archaeological Survey of Stoke Wood and Ten Acre Cleeve. P.7.
  • <2> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. P.109-131; 262.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8871 4382 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Aug 27 2014 11:59AM

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