Enclosure near 'the Sole Plantation'

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1002841

Date first listed: 30-Aug-1960

Map

Ordnance survey map of Enclosure near 'the Sole Plantation'
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Location

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Piddletrenthide

National Grid Reference: ST 69310 01077

Summary

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.

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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: DO 436

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

Sources

Other
PastScape Monument No:-199078

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