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HER Number:MDV75757
Name:Linear Depression southwest of Five Cross Way

Summary

Linear depression of possible Medieval date to the southwest of Five Cross Way

Location

Grid Reference:SS 691 376
Map Sheet:SS63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrayford
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGH BRAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1488809
  • National Monuments Record: SS 63 NE 32

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Linear feature shown runing east to west on 19th century map with a possible pond at the eastern end.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Small oval pond shown on early 20th century map on the west side of the field boundary.


National Monuments Record, 2007 - 2009, National Monuments Record Index incorporating Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme for SS63NE (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343039.

A substantial linear depression is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in fields south of Five Cross Way, Brayford, and is most likely the remains of a backfilled quarry or extractive pit. The feature is not depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned and not visible prior to publication in 1889. A Medieval date seems most likely. Other details: Monument Number 1488809.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343039National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2007 - 2009. National Monuments Record Index incorporating Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme for SS63NE. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4547 - Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2009 1:28PM