MEM24221 - Possible post-medieval drainage ditch on Humber's Ball (Monument)

Summary

A long silted drainage channel in a very wet area was noted during field investigation in 2017.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 82578 32411. A silted drainage channel in a very wet area on the southeast side of Humber's Ball is 0.8 metres wide, 0.5 metres deep and 32 metres long. [1] The feature appears to have been transcribed as part of the wider system of earthworks recorded as MMO515. Further investigation is required to confirm the nature of this feature. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17073, p18. [Mapped feature: #44529 Possible drainage ditch, HWH17073]
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 14 May 2018.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8250 3245 (146m by 107m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17073

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:48PM

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