MSO10131 - 19th Century enclosure southeast of Driver Farm (Monument)

Summary

A wooded enclosure shown on historic mapping may have been intended to provide stock with shelter.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A grass covered stone faced curving bank about 40 metres long, 1.9 metres wide at the base, 1.4 metres high at the front and 0.3 metres high at the rear. The bank forms part of a semicircular enclosure with a field enclosure bank. [1] The enclosure is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map with trees depicted in its interior. It may have been intended to provide stock with shelter. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 15/9/1995. [Mapped feature: #34674 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 3 February 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7381 4044 (46m by 33m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 14015

Record last edited

Oct 6 2021 3:20PM

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