MMO2407 - (Monument)

Summary

A curvilinear bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the northern end of Trout Hill, Exmoor. It appears to be associated with the extant boundary constructed by the Knight family in the mid-19th century, but 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.

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Full Description

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-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 (1-2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 865-66 29-APR-1973.
  • --- 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 7903 4310 (74m by 474m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476525

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 10:32AM

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