MMO2405 - Post-medieval earthwork bank south of Little Ashcombe (Monument)

Summary

An earthwork bank is visible on aerial photographs and 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.

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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 to 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 MMO2339) 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. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3055-56 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32944 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476497, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

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

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE254
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476497

Record last edited

Jun 14 2021 11:13PM

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