MMO2423 - Possible medieval field boundaries west of Pitsworthy Farm (Monument)

Summary

Two short lengths of earthwork bank are visible on aerial photographs. The date and function of the earthworks is unclear, but they may be relict field boundaries of medieval date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two roughly parallel short lengths of earthwork bank about 15 metres apart are visible on aerial photographs, on the south facing slope of Allcombe Water to the west of Pitsworthy Farm, centred on circa SS 83304043. The longest bank is approximately 60 metres long and neither is much over 3 metres in width. The date and function of the earthworks is unclear, but they may be relict field boundaries potentially of medieval date. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3066-7 13-MAY-1946.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8330 4042 (55m by 47m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW196
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477410

Record last edited

Apr 7 2020 11:13PM

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