MMO2405 - (Monument)

Summary

An earthwork bank is visible on aerial photographs in a field south of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. It appears to be the remains of a post medieval field boundary; however, it may also be related to the drainage system visible to the south (see NMR UID 1475732) which has several similar banks. The feature is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthwork bank is visible on aerial photographs in a field south of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7810 4014, the bank runs approximately east-west for 160 metres, and measures between 2 and 3 metres wide. It appears to be the remains of a post medieval field boundary; however, it may also be related to the drainage system visible to the south (see NMR UID 1475732) which has several similar banks. The feature is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889 (1-2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3055-56 13-MAY-1946.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1889.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7810 4015 (161m by 69m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476497

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 10:37AM

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