Enclosure Bank, West Challacombe Farm, Combe Martin, West Exmoor Coast

Record ID:  100662 / MNA148434
Record type:  Boundary
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  West Exmoor Coast; South West
Civil Parish:  Combe Martin; North Devon; Devon
Grid Reference:  SS 58570 48010
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Summary

Turf bank 2.5m wide x 1m high probably relating to early C19 laying out markers for enclosures (see County SMR).

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Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY BANK (Undated)

Description

Turf bank formed with the steeper scarp and ditch on the inner south east side. The bank is 2.5m wide and c1m high from base of ditch., It appears to be an original laying out or marker bank for the early 19th century enclosure, however when constructed the enclosure wall has cut the corner to the east, avoiding this bank.

Turf bank 2.5m wide x 1m high probably relating to early C19 laying out markers for enclosures (see County SMR). The bank extends 60m WNW from the N corner of enclosed land below Little Hangman, becoming less defined on the uphill side. Then turns S for 60-70m and fades into a longer broad bank cut by the coastal path, that in turn fades out on the slope. Feature is not shown on the historic maps.

Recommendations: To ensure low stock levels, and occasional checks that visitor paths to the top of Little Hangman are not eroding the bank.

References:
County SMR No: SS 54NE-136

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.

  • SZR49084 - National Trust Report: Caroline Thackray. 1984. NT Archaeological Survey, Great and Little Hangman, Devon..

Designations

None Recorded

Other Statuses and References

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • HER/SMR Reference (External): SS54NE/136
  • National Park

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