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Enclosure near 'the Sole Plantation'

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: Enclosure near 'the Sole Plantation'

List entry Number: 1002841

Location

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Piddletrenthide

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 30-Aug-1960

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

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: DO 436

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Enclosure forming part of an Iron Age or Romano British field system 870m north east of Higher Southcombe Farm.

Reasons for Designation

The enclosure forming part of an Iron Age or Romano British field system 870m north east of Higher Southcombe Farm will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, date, function, relationship with the surrounding field system, agricultural practices, possible domestic arrangements and overall landscape context.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 19 January 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes an enclosure forming part of a larger field system situated on a gentle south facing slope on Lower Down within a dry valley leading to the valley of the River Piddle or Trent. The enclosure survives as a roughly rectangular enclosed area defined by low scarps and there are faint traces of possible building platforms in the interior. The surrounding ditches are preserved as entirely buried features.

Selected Sources

Other
PastScape Monument No:-199078

National Grid Reference: ST 69310 01077

Map

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