Source/Archive record SEM8599 - The archaeology of the 19th Century designed landscape at Ashley Combe and Culbone Church, Exmoor National Park: Project Report

Type Report
Title The archaeology of the 19th Century designed landscape at Ashley Combe and Culbone Church, Exmoor National Park: Project Report
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2018
Hazel Riley report
ENPA project name Woodland

Abstract/Summary

A programme of archaeological recording and survey in part of the Culbone Woodlands Estate, between Ashley Combe and Culbone in Exmoor National Park, investigated aspects of the 19th Century designed landscape associated with the (now demolished) house at Ashley Combe, built by the King family in 1799 and extended in the early 19th Centuyr. The survey has suggested that a large enclosure to the west of Ashley Combe may be an arboretum and is one of the earliest features of this designed landscape. A network of drives and paths, articulated via a series of tunnels which linked the woodlands with the house, characterised by drystone retaining walls and the presence of viewpoints, was also investigated.

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Referenced Monuments (17)

  • 19th Century pinetum and arboretum at Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • 19th Century quarry in Yearnor Pinetum (Monument)
  • 19th Century viewpoint in Yearnor Woods (Monument)
  • 19th Century viewpoint in Yearnor Woods (Monument)
  • Ashley Combe House, Porlock (Monument)
  • Landscape gardens at Ashley Combe (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval structural remains in Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drive in Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drive in Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drive in Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval drive in Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry at Yearnor Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval tunnel northwest of Ashley Combe (Building)
  • Post-medieval tunnel northwest of Ashley Combe (Building)
  • Post-medieval tunnel northwest of Ashley Combe (Building)
  • Post-medieval tunnel northwest to Ashley Combe (Building)
  • Two 19th Century mounds in Yeanor Wood (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

  • 2017-8: TS - Ashley Combe and Culbone Church

Record last edited

Sep 26 2018 3:04PM