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Part of a Later Prehistoric or Romano-British field system 250m north of Eggardon Hill Farm

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Part of a Later Prehistoric or Romano-British field system 250m north of Eggardon Hill Farm

List entry Number: 1002807

Location

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The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Compton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 26-Mar-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: DO 344

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Despite reduction in the heights of some banks and lynchets from cultivation, the part of the field system 250m north of Eggardon Hill Farm survives well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, development, the social organisation of the builders and land allocation, agricultural practices and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes part of a later Prehistoric or Romano-British field system, situated along the steep valley side of a tributary to the River Frome to the east of Eggardon Hill. The part of the field system survives as a complex and extensive series of field banks and strip lynchets of up to 3m high with some identifiable square-shaped individual fields. At least two different areas of fields are represented in total covering an area of some 12ha. Further archaeological remains survive in the vicinity and are scheduled separately.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-450931

Selected Sources

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National Grid Reference: SY 55423 94805

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