MMO2407 - Post-medieval field boundary on Trout Hill (Monument)

Summary

A curvilinear bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. 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 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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 865-66 (29 April 1973).
  • <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: #32942 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476525, Extant 8 June 2021.

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

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE256
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476525

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 11:52AM

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