MEM23685 - Medieval or post-medieval agricultural feature west of Langham Hill Cottage (Monument)


An archaeological watching brief in 2016 recorded a small undated ditch. It was suggested that this may represent an associated ditch to the adjacent historic hedgebank, of medieval or post-medieval date.

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Full Description

The site was subject to an archaeological watching brief in 2016 as part of groundworks associated with the construction of a vehicular access track. A ditch was exposed adajcent to an existing breach in a field boundary, extending parallel to the hedgebank. It measured 2.14 wide and 0.25 metres deep, with moderately steep sloping sides and a flattish base that cut through a mid greyish brown silty clay layer, representing tree root disturbance. The ditch contained a mixed mid reddish brown to dark greyish brown silty clay fill. No finds were recovered. Though undated, the ditch was believed to represent an associated ditch to the adjacent historic hedgebank and to be of probable medieval to post-medieval date. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Patkai, E.. 2016. Land at Langham Farm, Luxborough, Watchet, Somerset: Results of an archaeological watching brief. 2,3.



Grid reference SS 9810 3572 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Record last edited

Apr 27 2020 2:22PM


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