MMO713 - Earthworks surrounding Lower and Higher Cowlings (Monument)


Medieval or post-medieval earthwork features, including ridge and furrow, field boundaries, a possible trackway and a linear mound. The whole area has now been disturbed and landscaped as part of Wimbleball Reservoir.

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Type and Period (5)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Earthwork features of medieval or post-medieval date in fields surrounding Lower and Higher Cowlings. Features include a single field of ridge and furrow at SS 9663 3051, approached fron the west by a double banked linear feature, possibly a trackway. To the north at SS 9655 3059 lies an elongated mound (possibly a pillow mound). To the north of the modern lane, linking Higher and Lower Cowlings is a linear bank, possibly a field boundary. [1,2] The whole area has been disturbed by the construction of Wimbleball Reservoir, and subsequently landscaped to provide car parking and an amenity area.[4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 1153-4 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENP 1RFC AF/94 1065 06-OCT-1994.
  • <3> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. R Wilson-North 7 Sep 1998 RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference Centred SS 9650 3057 (362m by 232m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8910
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE40
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1120034

Record last edited

May 29 2018 3:12PM


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