MEM24135 - Undated earthworks, possibly natural in origin, northeast of Emmett's Grange (Monument)

Summary

An area of irregular earthworks consisting of a series of amorphous ridges and gullies orientated broadly north to south and 0.4 metres high was noted during field survey in 2011.These may be natural features or part of the farm's water management system.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7573 3717. An area of irregular earthworks consisting of a series of amorphous ridges and gullies orientated broadly north to south and 0.4 metres high was noted during field survey in 2011. Interpretation is difficult and it is possible these may be natural features. [1] The site is not visible on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3] Part of a water meadow system has been mapped here by the National Mapping Project (see MSO6926); it is therefore possible that the features discussed in [1] may relate to this system. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L., Green, T., Wapshott, E. + Walls, S.. 2011. Emmett's Grange, Exmoor, Somerset: Management plan and archaeological assessment. Appendix 1, p32-3.
  • <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.
  • <4> Archive: English Heritage. National Monuments Record / AMIE / Monarch entry - viewable via Pastscape. 1099668.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 25 April 2018.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7571 3716 (75m by 60m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Report Site Reference: 189 SEM7641

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:13PM

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