MMO3176 - Medieval or post-medieval ridge and furrow south of Blindwell (Monument)

Summary

Ridge and furrow of medieval or post-medieval date can be seen as low earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1970s. The earthworks look now to have been levelled.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ridge and furrow of medieval or post-medieval date can be seen as low earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1970s, centred on circa SS 802 316, to the south of Blindwell Farm, Twitchen parish. The earthworks run across the contours of the combe slope between the farm and hill at an elevation of between 330 to 305 metres. They are between 5 to 8 metres apart on average and display a noticeable curve to their southernmost end, possibly indicative of a medieval origin. They may be contemporary with further possible strip fields recorded approximately 200 metres to the east. The earthworks were cut by the gutters of a field gutter water meadow system probably in the 19th Century. They cannot be seen on the latest images available on Google Earth available at the time of survey, and have probable now been levelled. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 3045 (19 May 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS8031-3 (1456-173) (28 February 1979).
  • <3> Website: HEGARTY. World Wide Web page. http://earth-google.com.
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8019 3163 (158m by 174m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish TWITCHEN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW98
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1491933

Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 10:36AM

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