MMO3751 - Undated linear earthwork south of Horse Parks Wood (Monument)


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

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A fragmentary linear earthwork is visible on aerial photographs, to the south of Horse Parks Wood, centred approximately on ST 06483478. The earthwork resembles a spread bank up to 10 metres broad which is visible for around to 680 metres on a roughly north-east to south- south-west orientation, except at its south-western end which appears to have been almost completely levelled, 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 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 west. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL/76067 201 04-AUG-1976.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 SE. MD002179.



Grid reference Centred ST 0642 3476 (318m by 611m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SE122
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1500138

Record last edited

Apr 3 2013 12:52PM


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