MMO1621 - Medieval or post-medieval track or causeway north of The Paddock (Monument)

Summary

A short length of possibly ditch flanked bank, visible on aerial photographs to the south of Holnicote House, may be the earthwork remains of a track or causeway.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A short length of bank, possibly flanked by narrow ditches, is visible on aerial photographs to the south of Holnicote House, Selworthy parish, at circa SS 9108 4586. The earthwork as visible on the available aerial photographs is 2 to 3 metres wide and approximately 50 metres long. It may be the earthwork remains of a track or raised causeway constructed to cross wet in the area of the adjacent stream. It may have gone out of use for the same reason as the cropmark field boundaries to the north (MMO1618). [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 58/5159 0176 (4 June 1962).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 210-11 (23 September 1970).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 NW. MD002167. [Mapped feature: #42931 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9107 4585 (48m by 24m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW223
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460116

Record last edited

Dec 15 2020 11:48AM

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