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Monument Number 1494207

Hob Uid: 1494207
Location :
Devon
North Devon
West Anstey, East Anstey
Grid Ref : SS8616128612
Summary : Field boundaries and narrow ridge and furrow of probable medieval to post-medieval date can be seen as earthworks on the south facing slopes of Twitchen Common, West Anstey parish. The earthworks cannot be seen to the north of Ridge Road on the aerial photograpsh available to the survey.
More information : Field boundaries and narrow ridge and furrow of probable medieval to post-medieval date can be seen as earthworks centred on circa SS 86132855, on the south facing slopes of Twitchen Common, West Anstey parish.
The earthwork boundaries are orientated roughly north to south, perpendicular to the contours between an elevation of circa 330 metres and 350 metres above Ordnance Datum. Although similar in alignment, the relict boundaries appear to predate the extant field boundaries, which are probably post-medieval in date.
The ridge and furrow is slightly curved in plan, with a distance of approximately 5 metres between banks.
The earthworks are similar in character to the field system visible to the north-west on Anstey Money common, and may be part of the same phase of enclosure, but noticeably more regular in organisation that that visible to the north-east, on the north and east facing slopes of East Anstey Common.
Neither boundaries nor ridge and furrow can be seen to the north of Ridge Road on the aerial photograpsh available to the survey. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/69116 321-3 17-APR-1969
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 82 NE 100
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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