MMO2970 - Post-medieval enclosure earthworks north of Honeymead Two Gates (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
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]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4058-9 (13 May 1946).
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 164-5 (27 April 1964).
- <3> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 1054-5 (29 April 1973).
- <4> SMO7574 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8026 3946 (1059m by 437m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1488056 (Pastscape entry: 1488056)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW68
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1488056
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