MMO1852 - Post-medieval bank and ditch south of Crawter Hill (Monument)

Summary

A bank and ditch visible as earthworks on aerial photographs appear to be associated with the construction of Halscombe Plantation in the post-medieval period. Their exact function is not clear from aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A bank and ditch visible as earthworks on aerial photographs to the south of Crawter Hill appear to be associated with the construction of Halscombe Plantation in the post medieval period. The bank, at SS 8915 4556 curves from the north-west of Halscombe Plantation towards the centre of the plantation and measures approximately 40 metres long. The ditch, at SS 8922 4548 continues in the same direction, as if encircling the plantation, and measures 50 metres in length. The exact function of the bank and ditch is not clear from aerial photographs, but their location suggests an association with Halscombe Plantation. They are not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting theu were not in use at the time of publication; however Halscombe Plantation itself is shown as a group of mature trees. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 211-12 (17 Apr 1979).
  • <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 84 NE. MD002174.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8918 4551 (94m by 121m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE164
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1463429

Record last edited

Jun 27 2013 2:52PM

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