MMO3255 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary or enclosure south of North Molton Ridge (Monument)

Summary

The corner of a possible medieval or early post medieval field boundary or enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. A nearby drain appears to follow a similar course, and the bank may have been associated with it.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The corner of a possible medieval or early post-medieval field boundary or enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork at the southern corner of North Molton Ridge, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7717 3212, the bank runs southeast from the crossroad for 65 metres before turning 90 degrees and continuing southwest for approximately 70 metres. It appears to have been cut by the roadway and is not visible on the other side. There is no boundary depicted here on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1891. A nearby drain appears to follow a similar course, and the bank may have been associated with it. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3448-49 (15 April 1946).
  • <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 7715 3212 (61m by 101m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE114
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492933

Record last edited

Aug 22 2017 1:40PM

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