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MONUMENT NO. 1471236


A possible medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as a linear earthwork on moorland above the River Barle, Exmoor. The boundary is constructed along the top of the valley, and follows the contours of the area closely. It may have been constructed to prevent soil slipping down the valley slope, or to enclose stock. The area is shown as moorland on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, suggesting that the boundary had been abandoned some considerable time prior to publication and the area allowed to revert to moorland.

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