MEM22588 - Post-medieval ditches on Wintershead (Monument)

Summary

Two post-medieval ditches were visible during field investigation in 2012. These are part of the early 19th Century enclosure of Deer Park by John Knight.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large scale metric survey of an area of earthworks on Wintershead was undertaken by Hazel Riley in 2012 as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. Ditches were surveyed which lie along the enclosure banks in the south corner of the survey area. They are 40 metres long, 2 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep. The ditches are part of the early 19th Century enclosure of Deer Park by John Knight. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley. H.. 2012. Metric survey of Wintershead, Exmoor Mires Project: Project report. 6.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7660 3718 (68m by 84m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EDP13(106)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:36PM

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