MMO1597 - Undated cropmark northeast of Lower Horridge Wood (Monument)

Summary

A possible rectilinear ditched enclosure or field boundary of uncertain date is visible as a cropmark.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible rectilinear ditched enclosure or field boundary of uncertain date is defined by two linear cropmarks to the immediate northeast of Lower Horridge Wood, Selworthy parish, at circa SS 903459. The cropmarks are less than 2 metres wide and at least 50 metres and 20 metres long, possibly forming the western and shorter, northern side, of an enclosure or field. A cropmark forming the eastern edge may also be visible, but this may simply be a mark resulting from agricultural activity and has therefore not been transcribed. The cropmarks are visible through an area of cropmark narrow ridge and furrow of possible post-medieval date (see MMO1578) and may therefore predate this period. However, the boundary cropmarks are also on a similar alignment to an adjacent extant field boundary, also probably of post-medieval date, and may be be the remains of a grubbed up hedgerow. The relationship between the phases of activity, and the date of the cropmarks, is therefore unclear. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3101-2.
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 NW. MD002167. [Mapped feature: #32553 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9040 4591 (46m by 71m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW203
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1459869

Record last edited

Dec 15 2020 1:17PM

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