MMO2222 - Undated bank on western side of Exe Plain (Monument)


A section of bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may be a platform or a natural feature.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A section of bank is visible on aerial photographs [1] as an earthwork on moorland on the western side of Exe Plain. Located at SS 7476 4217 on an extremely steep west facing slope above an unnamed tributary of Hoaroak Water, the bank measures 15 metres long. It runs approximately northeast to southwest, curving slightly to the northwest. The feature is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [2] as a platform, but its precise function remains uncertain. It may be a natural feature. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 3124-25 (8 November 1952).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #38845 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7477 4217 (18m by 9m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW253
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471273

Record last edited

Oct 6 2020 12:13PM


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