MMO2407 - Post-medieval field boundary on Trout Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A curvilinear bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the northern end of Trout Hill, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7905 4312, the bank runs approximately north to south and measures approximately 465 metres in length. It is fragmented in places, and varies in width from 2 to 4 metres, and appears to be associated with the extant boundary constructed by the Knight family in the mid 19th Century. However, its precise function is uncertain. The bank is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. A similar bank is visible at the southern end of Trout Hill, and it is possible that the two banks are the remains of the original boundary, altered at a later date. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 865-66 (29 April 1973).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32942 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476525, Extant 8 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7903 4310 (74m by 474m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1476525 (Pastscape entry: 1476525)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE256
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476525
Record last edited
Jun 8 2021 11:52AM
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