MMO2970 - Post-medieval enclosure earthworks north of Honeymead Two Gates (Monument)

Summary

A field boundary and an area of narrow ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as earthworks. The features are interpreted as evidence of failed or abandoned enclosure of probable post-medieval date.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field boundary and an area of narrow ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, as earthworks centred on circa SS 8059 3949, immediately to the north of Honeymead Two Gates. The course of the boundary bank is somewhat irregular but roughly follows a course between the 395 and 400 metre contours along the hillslope. It probably predates the surrounding very regular, probably 19th Century, field boundaries. By the 1970s the ridge and furrow to the north of the boundary bank appear to have been levelled, those to the south possibly surviving as low earthworks. The features are interpreted as evidence of failed or abandoned enclosure of probable post-medieval date. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4058-9 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 164-5 (27 April 1964).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 1054-5 (29 April 1973).
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #42586 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488056, Extant 1 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8026 3946 (1059m by 437m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW68
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488056

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 1:12PM

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