MMO3132 - (Monument)

Summary

A former possible field boundary to the north of Ashway can be seen as an almost levelled earthwork on aerial photographs. The curved line of the bank echoes the layout of other former enclosure boundaries around Ashway, as visible on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 and visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and 1950s, and it is probable that these represent the post-medieval enclosure of Ashway. The boundary bank also encloses a possible area of terracing which may be contemporary with the farm.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A former possible field boundary to the north of Ashway can be seen on aerial photographs as an almost levelled earthwork bank centred on circa SS 86863129. The bank is almost 5 metres wide and is visible for over 180 metres, reaching from extant boundaries to the east and west in an almost complete arc. The curved line of the bank echoes the layout of other former enclosure boundaries around Ashway, as visible on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 and visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and 1950s, and it is probable that these represent the original post-medieval enclosure boundaries of Ashway. The boundary bank also encloses a possible area of terracing which may be contemporary with the farm and perhaps includes a building platform or garden feature, recorded separately. The possible field boundary cannot be clearly seen on later aerial photographs and may have been levelled during agricultural improvements. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/890 (F20) 4030-1 03-OCT-1952.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500, 1890.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8681 3132 (189m by 41m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1490596

Record last edited

Jan 7 2011 9:56AM

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