MMO2577 - Post-medieval orchard ridging at Timberscombe (Monument)
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- None recorded
Several linear banks are visible on aerial photographs in a field south of the A396 at Ford Bridge, Timberscombe. Centred at approximately SS 9526 4196, three banks are visible, running approximately north to south and measuring up to 150 metres long and 5 metres wide. The banks are slightly curved and run parallel to the boundaries of the field, but at 16 metres apart appear to be too close together to be boundaries themselves. The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows the field at this location planted with regularly spaced deciduous trees, probably an orchard, and it is likely that the banks were constructed to provide a surface for planting. The banks and orchard most likely date to the post-medieval period and may have been part of nearby Bickham Farm. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70381 47-48 (23 September 1970).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7570 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #41719 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9527 4195 (165m by 144m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1479235 (Original Monarch entry: 1479235)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE156
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479235
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Jan 22 2020 3:02PM
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