MMO2420 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary or enclosure bank northeast of Allcombe Water (Monument)

Summary

A field boundary or enclosure bank of possible medieval or post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, enclosing roughly 0.5 hectares.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field boundary or enclosure bank of possible medieval date or post-medieval is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards centred on circa SS 8296 4060, on the very steep northeast facing slopes above Allcombe Water. The enclosure is rectilinear in shape and follows the contours of the combe. Although fragmentary, it is clear the earthwork encloses roughly 0.5 hectares of the valley side. It may be associated with more extensive field boundaries on the south and west facing slopes to the north of Allcombe Water. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4161-3 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #32604 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477381, Extant 20 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8298 4061 (104m by 112m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW193
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477381

Record last edited

Jul 20 2021 4:57PM

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