MEM24853 - Post-medieval wood bank surrounding Stanton Plantation (Monument)

Summary

A 19th Century boundary bank and ditch were noted encircling the western and southern sides of Staunton Plantation during a field visit in 2020. The features may also continue beyond the mapped extent.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A boundary bank and ditch were noted encircling the western and southern sides of Staunton Plantation during a field visit in 2020. The boundary is depicted on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map around the area now recorded as Staunton Plantation but at that time labelled Staunton Common. The boundary continues to the east and north from both ends, but it is not apparent how this is expressed on the ground. [2] This boundary is not shown on the Tithe Map for Dunster, suggesting the enclosure was formed after this was surveyed. [3] The boundary is shown on 2020 MasterMap data. [4] The features may also continue beyond the mapped extent depicted on the HER's GIS data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Shirley Blaylock, 14 April 2020.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 14 April 2020.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9637 4420 (712m by 564m)
Map sheet SS94SE
Historic Parish DUNSTER
Civil Parish MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Apr 15 2020 2:31PM

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