MMO3381 - Post-medieval ridge and furrow on Great Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
An area of ridge and furrow is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the northwest facing slopes of Great Common, centred on circa SS 8590 2973. The ridging is visible over an area of approximately 4 hectares. The banks run perpendicular to the contours, climbing from an elevation of circa 285 metres above Ordnance Datum to nearly 330 above Ordnance Datum. They are very regular in plan, straight and narrowly spaced at 3 to 4 metres between banks and are likely to be of post-medieval date, probably contemporary with relict field systems visible to the south on West Anstey Common. Due to dense vegetation cover, the earthworks are not clearly visible on later aerial photographs and their condition is therefore uncertain. However, there is a reasonable chance of survival in fair condition. [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8590 2968 (207m by 394m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||WEST ANSTEY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1494285 (Original Monarch entry: 1494285)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NE113
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1494285
Record last edited
Apr 2 2019 10:24AM
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