Bank and Ditch, West Challacombe Farm, Combe Martin, West Exmoor Coast

Record ID:  100903 / MNA148433
Record type:  Boundary
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  West Exmoor Coast; South West
Civil Parish:  Combe Martin; North Devon; Devon
Grid Reference:  SS 58809 48089
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Summary

Substantial earth bank 1-1.5m high by 2.5m wide and ditch running NE around the E edge of the large erosion gully on the E side of Little Hangman.

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Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY BANK (Undated)
  • DITCH (Undated)

Description

Substantial earth bank 1-1.5m high by 2.5m wide and ditch running NE around the E edge of the large erosion gully on the E side of Little Hangman. Bank runs downhill in a series of ‘dog-legs’, with a large ditch upslope. Part of C19 attempts to enclose the coastal strip. This feature may have replaced another bank shown on the Tithe map that was lost to coastal erosion, and would have joined to the bank 009. Heavily overgrown in places.
References:
1843 Combe Martin Tithe Map
1889 OS 1:2500 map

References

  • SNA62241 - Document: Nick Berry. 2002. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of West Challacombe Farm, Combe Martin, Devon.

  • SZB52483 - National Trust Report: Dr Nick Berry. Archaeological & Landscape Survey of West Challacombe Farm, Combe Martin, Devon.

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