MEM24126 - Undated earthwork south of Emmett's Grange (Monument)

Summary

A roughly linear amorphous earthwork depression was noted during field survey in 2011. Its date and function are unknown but features earthwork mounds around its edges that may be spoil dumps.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7516 3663. A roughly linear, but otherwise amorphous, depression measuring c. 15 to 20 metres long and 8 metres wide accompanied by earthwork mounds around its edges that are probably spoil dumps. The function of this feature is unknown, its location being unusual for a quarry and its rather irregular shape arguing against an interpretation as a reservoir for water management. [1] No features are depicted here on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Report: Bray, L., Green, T., Wapshott, E. + Walls, S.. 2011. Emmett's Grange, Exmoor, Somerset: Management plan and archaeological assessment. Appendix 1, p30. [Mapped feature: #44355 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7516 3663 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Report Site Reference: 76 SEM7641

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:13PM

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