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Monument Number 1476415

Hob Uid: 1476415
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7582741155
Summary : A probable post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as a very slight earthwork on Dure Down, Exmoor. The majority of the boundaries in this area were constructed by the Knight family in the mid-19th century after their acquisition of the former Royal Forest of Exmoor. It seems likely that this boundary was also constructed by the Knight family, possibly as part of the enclosures of Durdon Farm, but abandoned at a later date. Its poor condition suggests it may not have been intended as a permanent boundary.
More information : A probable post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as a very slight earthwork on Dure Down, Exmoor. Centred at aproximately SS 7581 4115, the bank runs approximately east-west for 210 metres, before turning sharply north and continuing for 30 metres. The bank measures approximately 3.5 metres wide but may have been spread by ploughing. It is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it had been anandoned prior to this date.
The majority of the boundaries in this area were constructed by the Knight family in the mid-19th century after their acquisition of the former Royal Forest of Exmoor. It seems likely that this boundary was also constructed by the Knight family, possibly as part of the enclosures of Durdon Farm, but abandoned at a later date. Its poor condition suggests it may not have been intended as a permanent boundary (1-2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : Exmoor National Park Authority IRFC 5999-6000 XX-XXX-1983
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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 : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Bank (Earthwork)
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 243
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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