MMO491 - Possible post-medieval stock enclosure west of Saddle Gate (Monument)

Summary

A subrectangular enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork. Its precise date and function are uncertain, however it may well be a post-medieval stock pen or enclosure.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7135 4352 Bank forming subrectangular redundant field west of Saddle Gate seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs. [1,2] Not investigated. [3] A subrectangular enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork on Thornworthy Little Common, west of Saddle Gate. Centred at approximately SS 7135 4352, the enclosure measures 14 metres long by 13 metres wide, and is definied by a low narrow bank measuring up to 2 metres wide. A break in the bank on the eastern side may represent a former entranceway. Its precise date and function are uncertain, however it may well be a post-medieval stock pen or enclosure. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. RAF/106G/UK/1655,4065 (July 1946).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. Reference SS7143b.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 March 1995.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3226-27 (13 May 1946).
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32858 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7144 4354 (17m by 16m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18170
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/86
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE12846
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20810
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW118
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044028

Record last edited

Feb 3 2021 4:53PM

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