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

Record ID:  100932 / MNA148464
Record type:  Boundary
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  West Exmoor Coast; South West
Civil Parish:  Combe Martin; North Devon; Devon
Grid Reference:  SS 59009 47440
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Summary

Broad, low bank 1.5-2m wide x 0.3m high marking the line of a former boundary shown on the 1843 and 1889 maps. The bank is aligned N-S and low and poorly defined in places. It formerly divided two long narrow fields, likely to be remnants of a medieval strip field system.

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  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Undated)

Description

Broad, low bank 1.5-2m wide x 0.3m high marking the line of a former boundary shown on the 1843 and 1889 maps. The bank is aligned N-S and low and poorly defined in places. It formerly divided two long narrow fields, likely to be remnants of a medieval strip field system.

Recommendations: The earthwork is one of an important area of boundaries on the farm which in part fossilise an earlier, medieval arrangement of strip fields, owned by several different individuals. The livestock numbers needs to be maintained at a low level to prevent erosion of the earthwork.

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.

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