MMO2247 - Prehistoric or Roman bank on Codsend Moors (Monument)

Summary

A short length of bank of uncertain, but possibly prehistoric or Roman date, is visible on aerial photographs of Codsend Moors. It may be part of a more extensive area of potentially prehistoric field boundaries to the north and south.

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Full Description

A short length of bank of uncertain but possibly prehistoric or Roman date, is visible on aerial photographs of Codsend Moors, Cutcombe parish. In total the bank is circa 32 metres in length, centred on circa SS 8804 4057. The earthwork is aligned eastnortheast or approximately 70 degrees from north, on a similar orientation to more extensive areas of potentially prehistoric field boundaries to the north and south, and may be part of the same wider field system across Codsend Moors. [1,2] The possible prehistoric or Roman bank described above in [2] is visible as an earthwork under snow on aerial photographs of February 2012. The photographs show an extension to the bank, turning to the southeast, giving it a chevron shape. This feature was recorded from EH Reconnaissance aerial photographs of 2012. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 963-4 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Graty, D.J.. 2012. Oblique aerial photographs of selected sites across Exmoor National Park. 27418_019.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1472863, Updated 16 March 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8804 4057 (33m by 19m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE125
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1472863

Record last edited

Mar 16 2022 4:03PM

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