MMO2214 - Medieval or post-medieval lynchet south of North Regis Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A linear cropmark visible on aerial photographs in fields south of North Regis Common most likely represents the remains of a medieval or post medieval lynchet. Beginning at approximately SS 7136 4108, the crop mark runs approximately east-west and measures 317 metres long. It varies in width from 2 to 6 metres. A similar feature in the form of an earthwork is visible on the opposite side of North Lane. Both features are overlain by post medieval regular field boundaries, suggesting a medieval or early post medieval period. It seems likely that the cropmark represents the location of a lynchet which was ploughed down when the fields were enclosed, possibly as recently as the 19th Century. They may be related to the strip lynchets visible in and around Challacombe, although they follow a different alignment. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 922-23 (29 April 1973).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3>XY SMO7565 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32884 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7140 4109 (328m by 54m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1471231 (Pastscape entry: 1471231)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW245
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471231
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Feb 10 2021 1:06PM
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