MMO3221 - Medieval or post-medieval ditch south of North Molton Ridge (Monument)

Summary

A substantial ditch is visible as an earthwork extending across two fields south of North Molton Ridge, North Molton.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial medieval or post medieval ditch is visible as an earthwork extending across two fields south of North Molton Ridge, North Molton. Beginning at approximately SS 7775 3220, the ditch runs north to south for over 840 metres, fading from view at approximately SS 7745 3141. The width varies from 3 metres in the north to almost 8 metres in the south. Part of the ditch is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was still in use or only recently abandoned at this time, but its precise function remains uncertain. It may have been a trackway connecting the two roads which run east to west through the parish. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 248-49 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1891.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7760 3181 (325m by 816m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492789

Record last edited

Apr 9 2018 1:28PM

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