MMO1926 - Undated boundary ditch west of Cowley Wood (Monument)

Summary

A substantial cropmark is visible on aerial photographs crossing several fields. It appears to show the location of a large boundary ditch or similar, but its precise date and function are unclear. Further survey is required.

Please read the .

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial cropmark is visible on aerial photographs crossing several fields to the west of Cowley Wood, Kentisbury. Centred at approximately SS 6379 4476, the cropmark runs approximately north to south for 75 metres before fading out. At SS 6380 4479, it reappears, running in a southwest to northeast direction (i.e. at 45 degrees to the section mentioned above). This section measures approximately 170 metres long, and curves slightly to the north in places, creating an S shape. Both sections of the cropmark measure between 4 and 8 metres wide. The cropmark appears to show the location of a large boundary ditch or similar, but its precise date and function are unclear. Further survey is required. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4238-39 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SW. MD002180. [Mapped feature: #33242 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1465224, Extant 15 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6383 4479 (133m by 320m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64SW
Civil Parish SKILGATE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SW67
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1465224

Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 10:19PM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.