MSO6938 - Post-medieval drainage channels at Barcombe and Litton (Monument)

Summary

An extensive area of grass marked ditches, noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947, was found upon field investigation to be caused by natural and artifical drainage channels.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An extensive area of rectangular and sub rectangular grass marked ditches were noted from air photographs. [1-3] The features are centred at SS 7970 3346 and cover an area of about 8 hectares. When visited they were found to be natural and artifical drainage channels. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 7933.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. LHL/CPE/UK/1980/3371(April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-178, 79, 9275 (September 1971).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1995.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7960 3347 (1022m by 1054m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE11
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE29
  • National Park: Exmoor
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1097051
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 909003
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33791

Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 10:59AM

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