MEM22089 - Forest Wall (Monument)

Summary

Wall enclosing the former Royal Forest, built by John Knight.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The forest wall was built by John Knight to enclosure his property and stretched for nearly 30 miles. [1] When John Knight purchased the former Royal Forest (MEM22088) only a few mounds stones and streams seperated it from the commons of the surrounding parishes. As a result he undertook to build a 29 mile wall around his estate that was completed in 1824, three years after he took possession. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: MacDermot, E.T.. 1973. The History of the Forest of Exmoor. David and Charles Limited. Revised Edition. P. 436.
  • <2> Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. P. 61.

Map

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Location

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Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Mar 25 2015 10:46AM

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