MMO2369 - Post-medieval ditch or trench on Little Ashcombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A short ditch or trench is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the summit of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7819 4079 the ditch runs east to west and measures approximately 165 metres long by 4 metres wide. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but it most likely dates to the post-medieval period, or possibly even to the 20th Century. It may be part of the land improvement activity by the Knight family which took place in this area from the mid 19th Century onwards; however, it may also be a modern agricultural feature. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 106-07 (12 March 1995).
- <2>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32954 ]
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475989, Extant 8 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7819 4079 (165m by 51m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475989 (Pastscape entry: 1475989)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE218
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475989
Record last edited
Jun 8 2021 4:17PM
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