MMO3150 - Medieval or post-medieval earthwork banks south of Great Bradley. (Monument)

Summary

Linear earthwork banks visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of field boundaries or enclosures of medieval or post-medieval date.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two linear earthwork banks visible on aerial photographs to the south of Great Bradley, centred on circa SS 85973396 and SS 8588 3398, may be the remains of field boundaries or enclosures of medieval or post-medieval date. The easternmost earthwork is approximately 160 metres long and up to 5 wide, although it may be somewhat spread by modern agricultural activity. The shorter western bank is about 34 metres long and up to 5 wide. Although it appears to be aligned roughly onto the longer bank, it may be the remains of a much smaller enclosure, possibly a pond or reservoir associated with the water meadow visible to the north and south. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR 540/860 (F20) 4100-1 (2 September 1952).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/2082 4038-9 (19 May 1947).
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8595 3395 (188m by 112m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE103
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1490730

Record last edited

Jan 7 2015 3:45PM

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