MMO1758 - Post-medieval field boundary east of Sherrycombe (Monument)

Summary

The earthwork remains of a probable post-medieval field boundary are visible on aerial photographs. It is most likely to represent part of the 19th Century enclosure of Holdstone Down and Girt Down which was later abandoned.

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Protected Status

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a probable post-medieval field boundary are visible on aerial photographs to the east of Sherrycombe. Centred at SS 6099 4742, the fragmented boundary runs approximately east to west for 100 metres. It is most likely to represent part of the 19th Century enclosure of Holdstone Down and Girt Down which was later abandoned. The boundary in not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and the area has reverted to moorland and scrub by 1972. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72123 126-27 (15 May 1972).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461456, Extant 8 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6100 4742 (119m by 19m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW71
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461456

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 5:51PM

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