MSO8640 - Undated earthwork in Langridge Wood (Monument)


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.

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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 Unpublished document: Riley, H..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.



Grid reference Centred ST 013 373 (41m by 89m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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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


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