MEM23962 - Post-Medieval Bank and Ditches Extending Between Dry Bridge Combe and Burcombe (Monument)

Summary

A substantial earthwork bank and two ditches; likely a boundary stretching between the combes.

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Full Description

This feature consists of an earthwork bank 2m wide and up to 1m high, with a well-defined flanking ditch on its southern side measuring between 1m and 1.5m wide. A less well-defined linear depression, probably another ditch, is present on the northern side. This feature extends from SS 75934 37965, to the west across dry Bridge Combe and down its western side for c.700m and is marked on the OS map. It is a substantial feature and may have formed a boundary of John Knight’s deer park which he is known to have been established following his purchase of the Royal Forest in the early 19th century. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. p6.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7593 3796 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(45)

Record last edited

Jan 18 2018 6:46PM

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