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Monument Number 1484481

Hob Uid: 1484481
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7286039611
Summary : Traces of narrow rig ploughing are visible as levelled earthworks on aerial photographs within the large enclosure on Great Vintcombe, surrounding Acklands Farm, Exmoor. Acklands was constructed in the late 19th or early 20th century and it is probable that the ploughing dates to this period.
More information : Traces of narrow rig ploughing are visible as levelled earthworks on aerial photographs within the large enclosure on Great Vintcombe, surrounding Acklands Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7282 3971 the edges of the ploughed area follow the boundaries of the extant polygonal enclosure almost exactly, covering an area of some 19 hectares. Nearly all the ploughing appears to run north-south; however, in the western half of the enclosure, traces of the north-south ploughing appear to overlie traces running approximately north-east to south-west, indicating that there may have been two separate phases.
According to Burton (3), Acklands was constructed in the late 19th or early 20th century (after 1861). It is not depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was built and the enclosures laid out after 1890. It is probable that the ploughing dates to this period (1-3).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/96507 25-26 30-MAR-1996
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1890
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Source Number : 3
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Burton, R.A. 1989 "The Heritage of Exmoor" Maslands Ltd, Tiverton page(s) 87
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1800
Monument Type : Narrow Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Levelled Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NW 111
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Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01