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Monument Number 1473455

Hob Uid: 1473455
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luccombe
Grid Ref : SS8936342456
Summary : An earthwork bank visible on aerial photographs on the east side of Aller Combe may be evidence of small scale failed enclosure on Dunkery Hill, possibly of medieval date. As the footpath known as Dicky's Path curves southwards, following the contours around the head of Aller Combe, the bank roughly continues the line of footpath to the floor of the valley. It is possible that the footpath originally followed the course of a former field boundary, of which this earthwork is the fragmentary remains.
More information : A short length of earthwork bank visible on aerial photographs at circa SS 89364246 on the east side of Aller Combe, may be evidence of a failed phase of enclosure on Dunkery Hill, possibly of medieval date. As the footpath known as Dicky¿s Path curves southwards around the head of Aller Combe, the bank can be seen to continue the roughly south-west to north-east line of footpath for approximately 95 metres to the valley floor. It is possible that Dicky¿s Path originally followed the course of a former field boundary of medieval of post-medieval date, of which this earthwork is the fragmentary remains. It is perhaps contemporaneous with the rectilinear enclosure immediately to the east at Sweetworthy (36099). Dog-legs in the course of the earthwork may indicate former junctions with other boundaries, no longer visible. (1, 2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 F20 3207-8 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 260-1 17-APR-1979
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Bank (Earthwork), Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Bank (Earthwork), Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SE 159
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36099
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