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

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1002807

Date first listed: 26-Mar-1958

Location Description: Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Map

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

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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: West Compton

National Grid Reference: SY 55423 94805

Summary

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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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: DO 344

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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