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Monument Number 1461921

Hob Uid: 1461921
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7731249837
Summary : Several short lengths of boundary bank are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks overlooking the cliffs to the north of Desolate. The are probably boundary banks associated with the abandoned medieval settlement at Desolate.
More information : Several short lengths of boundary bank are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks overlooking the cliffs to the north of Desolate, centred on circa SS 773498. Other than a bank defined enclosure possibly around a spring head at Pudleep Gurt, at circa SS 77084978, the banks are mostly straight and roughly parallel, aligned downslope. They probably represent an abandoned episode of enclosure associated with the former medieval settlement at Desolate (NMR UID 1002074). (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/72065 013-014 15-APR-1972
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Boundary Bank, Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 136
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1002074
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