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Earthwork W of Woodford Clump

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: Earthwork W of Woodford Clump

List entry Number: 1005607

Location

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Woodford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. As these are some of our oldest designation records they do not have all the information held electronically that our modernised records contain. Therefore, the original date of scheduling is not available electronically. The date of scheduling may be noted in our paper records, please contact us for further information.

Date first scheduled: N/A

Date of most recent amendment: N/A

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: WI 382

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 435m north-east of Newton Barrow.

Reasons for Designation

Despite some reduction in the height of the earthworks through past cultivation the enclosure 435m north-east of Newton Barrow survives comparatively well and will retain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, function, date, longevity, agricultural practices, relationship and relative chronology regarding the surrounding field system and its overall landscape context.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 22 July 2015. 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. As such they do not yet have the full descriptions of their modernised counterparts available. Please contact us if you would like further information.

This monument includes an enclosure situated on the north facing slopes of Smithen Down overlooking a dry valley and with distant views to the Avon Valley. The enclosure survives as a roughly rectangular earthwork with an interior of approximately 53m long by 36m wide defined by a bank with outer ditch which are differentially preserved throughout the circuit. To the south the bank is up to 6m wide and 0.8m high although elsewhere both ditch and bank are up to 4m wide and the bank is 0.4m high, whilst the ditch varies between 0.6m and 0.9m deep. The entrance is on the eastern side. The bank and ditch are partially incorporated into existing field boundary on the southern side and the whole enclosure apparently overlies an earlier field system. The date and function of the enclosure is not known with certainty although it may have prehistoric, possibly Iron Age origins.

Selected Sources

Other
PastScape 218251
Wiltshire HER SU13NW693

National Grid Reference: SU 10659 35796

Map

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