MMO1919 - Medieval or post-medieval reclamation on Cheriton Ridge (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
Evidence of abandoned medieval or post-medieval reclamation is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s on the east facing slopes of Cheriton Ridge, Brendon parish. Relict narrow ridge and furrow earthworks can be seen to follow the contours of the combe side above Farley Water, centred on SS 7478 4534. The ridge and furrow is bounded to the north by extant field boundaries, of probable medieval or post-medieval origin, and to the south by a gulley or erosion channel, which may support McDonnells interpretation of this feature as a former field boundary. However, it is the opinion of this authority that it is natural in origin and has not been transcribed. The ridge and furrow is also cut by a small and irregular enclosure bank of probable late post-medieval date (MMO1918).
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7478 4535 (104m by 125m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1465088 (Original Monarch entry: 1465088)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW132
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1465088
Record last edited
Apr 26 2020 8:45PM
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