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Monument Number 1475989

Hob Uid: 1475989
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7819740793
Summary : A short ditch or trench is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the summit of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but it most likely dates to the post medieval period, or possibly even to the 20th century. It may be part of the land improvement activity by the Knight family which took place in this area from the mid 19th century onwards; however, it may also be a modern agricultural feature.
More information : A short ditch or trench is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the summit of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7819 4079 the ditch runs east-west and measures approximately 165 metres long by 4 metres wide. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but it most likely dates to the post medieval period, or possibly even to the 20th century. It may be part of the land improvement activity by the Knight family which took place in this area from the mid 19th century onwards; however, it may also be a modern agricultural feature (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95026 106-07 12-MAR-1995
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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 : Ditch, Drainage Ditch
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 1995
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Ditch, Drainage Ditch
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 218
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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