MEM25225 - Possible medieval or post-medieval hollow way on Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A linear depression is thought to represent a hollow way rising from the combe to the north.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site was subject to field survey in 2012. A linear feature was noticed in two sections and described as follows: ELN12(160), SS 77076 42741. A linear depression c.55 metres long orientated north to south at its northern end but turning to northwest to southeast at its southern end. The feature is c. 5 metres wide and 0.3 to 0.5 metres deep and is best interpreted as a hollow way rising out of the combe to the north. ELN12(161), SS 77100 42862. Linear depression, possibly at least partially a continuation of the feature above. It becomes wider and more diffuse towards the north, reaching c. 10 metres wide and 1 metres deep where it is probably a natural spring line. [1] The feature is visible on DSM LiDAR data dating from 2010. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2015. Lanacombe, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 10, ELN12(160),ELN12(161).
  • <2>XY Cartographic materials: Environment Agency. 2010. LiDAR (DTM or DSM). [Mapped feature: #47999 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7709 4283 (67m by 268m) With reference to GIS supplied for SEM8116
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN12(160)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN12(161)

Record last edited

Jun 20 2022 9:50AM

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