MMO2369 - Post-medieval ditch or trench on Little Ashcombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (4)
- DITCH (Early 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Unclassified))
- DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Unclassified))
- DRAINAGE DITCH (Early 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Unclassified))
- DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Unclassified))
- 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-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).
|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)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475989
Record last edited
Mar 18 2021 6:37PM
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