MSO8640 - Undated earthwork in Langridge Wood (Monument)

Summary

An earthwork feature that appears to be in the form of a bank and ditch may be a later prehistoric cross dyke, the site of stone extraction or a routeway through the wood.

Please read the .

Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cross dyke consisting of bank c0.5 metres high with ditch to east, all running north to south across spur to west of a cist (MSO8629) in Langridge Wood. [1] The earthwork lies in Langridge Wood at ST 0135 3732. It comprises a bank 7 metres wide, with a ditch on its eastern side 3.5 metres wide and 0.9 metres deep. It runs for 23 metres north to south, and is cut by a forestry track. The earthwork may well result from stone extraction or from earlier routes through the wood. There is no trace of any continuation of the feature- the area has been heavily disturbed by forestry operations. [2] The site may or may not be associated with the cist. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M. Aston, 21 December 1976.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1999.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 22 February 2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 013 373 (41m by 89m)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish WITHYCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW18
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975110
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34275

Record last edited

Apr 28 2020 3:37PM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.