MEM22510 - Linear depression of unknown date on Deer Park (Monument)

Summary

A possible drainage ditch or holloway was visible during field investigation in 2012. The feature's morphology does not entirely support either interpretation.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear feature was noted during a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. This is possibly an early drainage ditch, located on the southeast side of the combe. It has a fairly gentle concave profile and is approximately 1.5 to 2 metres wide and up to 0.6 metres deep. [1] The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, which included this site. Noted was a possible drainage ditch or holloway; though its shape does not entirely support either interpretation. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 28, 34.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 14, 21.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7658 3796 (15m by 57m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Deer Park): EDP12(18)

Record last edited

Apr 14 2014 4:51PM

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