MMO2920 - Possible post-medieval bank on Long Holcombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A low, stony rectangular bank is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on Long Holcombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7711 3573 the feature measures 30 metres long by 28 metres wide, and resembles a spread of stones with a hollow in the centre. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but other similar features in the area (see MSO7085 and MSO7086) have been identified as spoil associated with either peat cutting or the construction of the post-medieval drainage system. [1-2]
- --- SEM8492 Report: Riley, H.. 2017. Archaeological Walkover Survey: Long Holcombe, Exmoor, Exmoor Mires Partnership ELH17, Project Report.
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73086 821-22 (17 April 1973).
- <2> SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7711 3573 (41m by 47m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487133 (Original Monarch entry: 1487133)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE123
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487133
Record last edited
May 17 2017 11:52AM
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