MMO2471 - Undated rectangular ditched enclosure north of Oak Lane (Monument)

Summary

A possible rectangular ditched enclosure of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is cut in places by the leats of a post-medieval water meadow system, indicating that the enclosure predates this period.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible rectangular ditched enclosure of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in field north of Oak Lane, Withycombe. Centred at approximately ST 0027 4013, two parallel curvilinear ditches form a subrectangular enclosure, apparently cut by the extant field boundaries and Oak Lane. The visible part of the enclosure measures approximately 50 metres by 75 metres, with the ditch itself ranging from 5 to 8 metres wide. Part of the enclosure ditch is cut in places by the leats of a post-medieval water meadow system, indicating that the enclosure predates this period. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F65) 133-34 (27 April 1964).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 04 SW. MD002176. [Mapped feature: #32384 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0028 4012 (98m by 96m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST04SW
Civil Parish WITHYCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 04 SW203
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477878

Record last edited

Mar 12 2019 12:55PM

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