MEM24193 - Post-medieval drainage ditches on Old Barrow Down (Monument)

Summary

Several ditches cut through a medieval or post-medieval relict field system and represent an attempt to drain the area.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 83793 32360. Several ditches cut through the northeast side of the relict field system MMO3185 and represent an attempt to drain the area. An example is 0.8 metres wide, 0.8 metres deep and 33 metres long, with a bank 1.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17027, 9. [Mapped feature: #44489 Area of drainage ditches, HWH17027]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8378 3235 (77m by 119m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17027

Record last edited

May 14 2018 8:11PM

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