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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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. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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.

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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461456

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:20PM

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