MMO2394 - (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A probable post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as a very slight earthwork on Dure Down, Exmoor. Centred at aproximately SS 7581 4115, the bank runs approximately east-west for 210 metres, before turning sharply north and continuing for 30 metres. The bank measures approximately 3.5 metres wide but may have been spread by ploughing. It is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it had been anandoned prior to this date. The majority of the boundaries in this area were constructed by the Knight family in the mid-19th century after their acquisition of the former Royal Forest of Exmoor. It seems likely that this boundary was also constructed by the Knight family, possibly as part of the enclosures of Durdon Farm, but abandoned at a later date. Its poor condition suggests it may not have been intended as a permanent boundary (1-2).
- --- SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. Exmoor National Park Authority IRFC 5999-6000 XX-XXX-1983.
- --- SMO5112 Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1889.
- --- SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7582 4115 (229m by 36m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1476415 (Pastscape entry: 1476415)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476415
Record last edited
Mar 26 2018 10:35AM
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