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Monument Number 1488379

Hob Uid: 1488379
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exford
Grid Ref : SS8252039550
Summary : The earthwork remains of a former field system can be seen on aerial photographs, on the north-facing slopes of Riscombe Down, above the River Exe. They may be evidence of an episode of failed or abandoned enclosure of post-medieval date.
More information : The earthwork remains of a former field system can be seen on aerial photographs, on the north-facing slopes of Riscombe Down, above the River Exe, centred on circa SS 82523955.
The visible boundaries take the form of earthwork banks and gullies, probably evidence for the erosion of former earthworks. All are aligned across the contours of the steepest slope of Riscombe Down, roughly north to south, between 360 and 315 metres above Ordnance Datum. They are still clearly visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 161-2 27-APR-1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 1056-8 29-APR-1973
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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 : Field Boundary, Field System
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 83 NW 114
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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