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Monument Number 1465376

Hob Uid: 1465376
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Lynton and Lynmouth
Grid Ref : SS7252547126
Summary : Two parallel ditches, visible on aerial photographs as cropmarks on Lyn Down, may be the remains of a track or road of medieval date, or boundary markers of late prehistoric date. They form part of a complex of cropmark features on Lyn Down and Stock Common which may be associated with the Iron Age enclosed settlements of Stock Castle and Roborough Castle.
More information : Two parallel ditches, visible on aerial photographs as cropmarks on Lyn Down, may be the remains of a track or road of medieval date, or boundary markers of late prehistoric date. Part of a wider complex of cropmark features on Lyn Down and Stock Common, these ditches are centred on circa SS 72514712.
The ditches are between 3 and 8 metres wide, and up to 8 metres apart. They cross a low neck of land between, and can be interpreted as connecting Small Combe to the north-east and Stockwater Combe to the south-west, or effectively seperating two hill tops to the north and south.
If they performed a territorial function, the ditches may be associated with similar, although more widely spaced features to the south, and the Iron Age enclosed settlements of Stock Castle and Roborough Castle.

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3052-3 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : ENPA MAL 77013 023-4 20-MAY-1977
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95/026 047-8 12-MAR-1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Boundary Ditch
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Boundary Ditch
Evidence : Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Trackway, Road
Evidence : Cropmark

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NW 147
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Related Warden Records :
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1465373
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1465375
Relationship type : General association

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