Site Event/Activity record EEM14908 - 1999: AP - Parracombe Project



RCHME Swindon


November/December 1999


The Parracombe air photo mapping and interpretation project was part of the RCHME: Exmoor multi-disciplinary project (see EMO6590) and was one of four air photo mapping surveys in West Exmoor, targeted at areas believed to be made up of large field systems, which were intended to locate major features and highlight those areas where more detailed ground survey might be appropriate. The survey was confined to an area, measuring 2.4 kilometres squared, around the villages of Parracombe and Church Town. The area is defined by the following grid references: SS 6600 4380, SS 6600 4600, SS 6800 4600, SS 6800 4380. The objective of the survey was to interpret and transcribe at 1:2500 scale, all archaeological features visible on aerial photographs in the survey area. The transcription was produced with the aid of the AERIAL 4.2 Aerial Photograph Rectification program. A final drawing was produced using the AutoCAD drawing package. Monument recording has been carried out for the extensive field system and the water meadows plotted as part of the project. The collection for RCHME: Parracombe, West Exmoor, consists of a report (which lists methods, photographs consulted and a brief description of the archaeology and a reduced size plan), and a film and paper copy of the AutoCAD drawing at 1:2500 scale.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Archive: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153.
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1505775, Added 5 May 2021.


No mapped location recorded.


Location Parracombe, Devon
Grid reference
Map sheet

Related Monuments/Buildings (22)

  • Deserted medieval settlement and field system at Holwell (Monument)
  • Holwell Castle Motte and Bailey, Parracombe (Monument)
  • Medieval field system north, east and west of Bodley (Monument)
  • Medieval field system southwest of Parracombe (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval boundaries north and south of Shoulbarrow (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval field system east of Parracombe School (Monument)
  • Medieval strip field system west of Newground Lane (Monument)
  • Medieval strip fields south of Parracombe Village (Monument)
  • Possible medieval field system southeast of Parracombe (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval water meadow or field drains southwest of Brimble View (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry within Holwell deserted medieval settlement (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water management feature southwest of Holwell Wood (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow east of Ley's Lane (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow east of Parracombe School (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow north of Highley Farm (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow northwest of Bodley (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow south of Pixey Lane (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow southeast of Holwell Castle (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow southwest of Withycombe Farm (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow west and south of Bodley (Monument)
  • Post-medieval water meadow west of Sunnyside Farm (Monument)
  • Undated oval enclosure northeast of Parracombe Lane Head (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 1993-1996: TS - West Exmoor Project

Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 4:30PM