MMO2901 - Post-medieval boundary ditch on Little Cornham (Monument)

Summary

A probable post-medieval boundary ditch is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and was probably abandoned early in the 20th Century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A probable post-medieval boundary ditch is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Little Cornham, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7556 3903, the ditch runs east-west across Little Cornham for approximately 350 metres. It may have continued further than this, but this is not apparent on aerial photographs.There is no trace of the ditch on photographs taken after 1947, and it was most likely removed by infilling or ploughing. A boundary ditch is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was still in use at this time, and was probably abandoned early in the 20th Century. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3451-52 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33224 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1486633, Extant 22 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7556 3902 (355m by 41m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE104
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1486633

Record last edited

Nov 22 2021 9:18PM

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