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Monument Number 1462935

Hob Uid: 1462935
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Martinhoe
Grid Ref : SS6573848715
Summary : A medieval or post medieval enclosure is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the west facing slope above Road Wood. It is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889.
More information : A medieval or post medieval enclosure is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the west facing slope above Road Wood. Centred at approximately 6573 4871 two rectilinear enclosures are visible formed by a low narrow bank. The smaller enclosure at SS 6573 4865 measures 21 metres wide by 56 metres long. It connects with the larger enclosure at SS 6573 4868; the larger enclosure measures 118 metres long by 56 metres wide. Both boundaries appear to connect with an existing extant boundary in three places - at SS 6577 4863, SS 6576 4868 and SS 6574 4879. The extant boundary appears to form the eastern side of both enclosures.
It seems likely that this enclosure is part of the original field arrangement in the area, which was abandoned or removed at some point in order to create a larger field or grazing area. The enclosure is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. It is beginning to revert to scrub on the photographs taken in 1946 (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 4370 13-MAY-1946
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1889
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 NE 120
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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