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Monument Number 766172

Hob Uid: 766172
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7479050150
Summary : A number of field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs as linear earthworks on the western side of The Foreland, near Countisbury Common. The boundaries are mostly irregular, and do not appear to follow a logical pattern, which suggest that they are representative of several phases of activity. They are likely to date to the medieval or post medieval period.
More information : Linear features, apparently field banks, are visible on APs around the Triangulation Station on Butter Hill (1a). Although they extend north of the Triangulation Station, they seem to form part of a field system stretching southwards towards Countisbury (see SS 74 NW 69).
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A number of field boundaries, probably dating to the medieval or post medieval period, are visible on aerial photographs as linear earthworks on the western side of The Foreland, near Countisbury Common. Covering an area of approximately 10 hectares, the boundaries extend from approximately SS 7476 4988 to SS 7495 5032, running north-east and south-west of the triangulation station at SS 7487 5008. The boundaries are mostly irregular, and do not appear to follow a logical pattern, which suggest that they are representative of several phases of activity. The Devonshire HER has identified them as being part of the same system as NMR UID 766307, but aside from location, there appears to be nothing to connect the two systems with each other. None of the boundaries are depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1891 (4-5).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 WRWN 14-OCT-1993
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : OS/72065 19 15-April-1972
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field report on SS 75 SW 1 - 14-OCT-1993
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/910 4009-10 17-OCT-1952
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Source Number : 5
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1891
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Field System
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Field System
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 18102
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 75 SW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 926305
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1466869
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1466893
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1466895
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION SS 75 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-10-14
End Date : 1993-10-14
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01