MMO2686 - Post-medieval earthworks north of Well Lane (Monument)


Earthworks of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs. They may include former water courses and field boundaries, and possibly evidence some landscaping activity, perhaps during the metalling of Well Lane.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Earthworks of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs to the north of Well Lane, Timberscombe parish, centred on circa SS 9474 4214. Their function is unclear, but they may include former water courses possibly associated with supplying former lime kilns to the southeast. Linear earthworks at circa SS 9471 4217 may include a relict field boundary, but as it abuts a water channel at its northern end, could also be related to water management. The east to west linear earthwork is visible for approximately 270 metres, running roughly parallel to Well Lane, circa 25 metres to the north of the road. It resembles a scarp or terrace and may be evidence of some landscaping activity, perhaps representing an earlier course of Well Lane, or possibly constructed during the metalling of the road. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 58/2665 (F21) 0073-4 (8 January 1959).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32456 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9476 4216 (279m by 88m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW149
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482610

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:19PM


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