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Monument Number 1336425

Hob Uid: 1336425
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8183543451
Summary : A linear earthwork consisting ditch and accompanying spoil is visible as an earthwork approximately 550m north of Larkbarrow farm. It has been interpreted as a slit trench dating from the Second World War but does not resemble a typical military fieldwork and may be earlier in origin, perhaps a prospecting trench of nineteenth century date.
More information : A grass covered linear earthwork, centred SS 8183 4345, lies in rough grassland 500m north of Larkbarrow farmhouse, at around 390m above OD. The earthwork consists of a ditch, 45m in length, 4.5m in width and 0.8m in depth, with spoil heaps running the length of its south-east edge. The spoil takes the form of two mounds, 1-1.3m in height, connected by a low bank, 0.3-0.4m high. The feature is most probably a slit trench constructed during the Second World War when the area was used as a military training ground. (1)
The feature was recorded at 1:2500 scale using differential GPS as part of an archaeological survey of the Larkbarrow area. The survey was undertaken by the Exeter office of English Heritage at the request of the Exmoor National Park Authority. A client report was produced as part of the survey work and is available from the NMRC, Swindon. (2)

A linear earthwork consisting ditch and accompanying spoil is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as an earthwork approximately 550m north of Larkbarrow farm, centred on circa SS 81834345. It may be the remains of a slit trench of Second World War date. However it does not resemble a typical military fieldwork and does not appear recently excavated on aerial photographs of 1946. It may therefore be earlier in origin, perhaps a prospecting trench of nineteenth century date. (3-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Jamieson, E 2001. English Heritage Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Jamieson, E 2001. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor. English Heritage Survey Report.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3195-6 13-MAY-1946r
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 3066 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 540/931 (F20) 3060-1 08-NOV-1952
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Prospecting Pit
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Slit Trench
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 15210
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 151
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01