MMO1639 - Post-medieval field boundary southwest of Embelle Wood (Monument)

Summary

A field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may have been laid out as part of the original pre 19th Century enclosure of this area of land.

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Full Description

A field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the southwest of Embelle Wood. Centred at SS 8123 4891, the boundary measures approximately 62 metres long and is slightly curved. It may have been laid out as part of the original pre-19th Century enclosure of this area of land, but rejected in favour of the boundary further down the slope to the northeast in order to create a larger field. It is similar in size and form to several other extant boundaries in the area. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 136 (17 April 1979).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8123 4890 (79m by 51m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW77
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460372

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:19PM

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