MMO2648 - Post-medieval cultivation marks in Dunster Park (Monument)

Summary

Cultivation marks are visible on aerial photographs as very slight earthworks in Dunster Park, south of Henstey Wood, Carhampton. They most likely date to the post-medieval period and the creation of the landscape park and gardens.

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Cultivation marks are visible on aerial photographs as very slight earthworks in Dunster Park, south of Henstey Wood, Carhampton. Centred at SS 9924 4291, three parallel low banks are visible, slightly curved and running east to west. They measure between 60 and 65 metres long, and up to 8 metres wide. The precise function of these banks is uncertain, but given their location within the post-medieval park, and their resemblance to the plantation banks seen in the area, it seems likely that they are some form of cultivation mark or terrace. They most likely date to the post-medieval period and the creation of the landscape park and gardens. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3018-19 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32499 ]

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9924 4291 (79m by 63m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish CARHAMPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE194
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1480341

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 1:22PM

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