MMO2272 - Medieval or post-medieval enclosure earthworks above Dady Combe (Monument)

Summary

Earthwork banks visible on aerial photographs are probably the remains of a failed phase of enclosure dating to the medieval or post-medieval period.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Shallow ditch and bank running around hillside, joined by another running northeast. Possible traces of others between these. [1] Earthwork banks are visible on aerial photographs centred on circa SS 8699 4281, on the southeast facing slopes above Dady Combe. Three separate possible boundaries are visible. Two are aligned on the contours of the combe side, at approximately the 360 metre and 340 metre above Ordnance Datum marks. The third may have connected these, crossing the contours on a more oblique eastnortheast, westsouthwest orientation. These boundaries are not marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1889, therefore probably predate its publication, and are probably the remains of a failed phase of enclosure dating to the medieval or post-medieval period. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. AP Preece, 1 January 1992.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 F64 155-6 (27 April 1964).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 852-3 (29 April 1973).
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185. [Mapped feature: #41621 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8696 4279 (233m by 301m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12201
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE150
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473291
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35259

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 2:19PM

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