MMO3750 - Linear earthwork south of Horse Parks Wood (Monument)


A linear earthwork of unknown date and function is visible on aerial photographs, to the south of Horse Parks Wood.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear earthwork is visible on aerial photographs, to the south of Horse Parks Wood, centred approximately on ST 06173494. The earthwork resembles a spread bank up to 10 metres broad, visible for around to 500 metres on a roughly north to south orientation. The function of the earthwork is uncertain but it may represent the remains of a boundary bank. It does not correspond to any extant field pattern but may be aligned upon the head of Holcombe Water Combe. It is possible the earthwork predates the post-medieval enclosure in this area, but is of unknown date. A similar feature has been recorded 300 metres to the east. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL76067 201 04-AUG-1976.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 SE. MD002179.



Grid reference Centred ST 0618 3494 (36m by 522m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SE121
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1500134

Record last edited

Apr 3 2013 12:50PM


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