MDE12507 - Medieval or post-medieval field system east of North Lyshwell (Monument)

Summary

A field system of at least 12 rectangular fields with slight traces of ridging. The system overlies a steep lynchet, 1.2 metres high. It is probably associated with North Lyshwell deserted farmstead, which is connected by a trackway.

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Full Description

Extant banks, up to 0.5 metres high in places, on north facing slope. Rectangular/square field system. Tithe Map (1842) refers to whole area as North Lyshwell. [1,2] A field system centre at SS 8390 3080 part of North Lyshwell. On the southern side of the Danes Brook is rectangular field called North Lyshwell. It extends to some 12 hectares. Within it are a number of field banks which divide the area into at least 12 rectangular fields. These contain slight traces of ridging apparently created within the enclosed fields, perhaps to aid drainage or as part of general agricultural improvement. Underlying the rectangular field system is a single lynchet. it consists of a steep north facing scarp 1.2 metres high which runs beneath one of the field banks at its eastern end. Here the field bank kicks abruptly as it passes over the lynchet. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. Full level 3 report and landscape analysis in NMR archive. [5,6] The deserted farmstead of North Lyshwell are clearly visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8376 3085, and with the probably associated field system immediately to the east, have been transcribed as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey at a 1:2500 scale. The farmstead appears to be connected to the field system by a trackway defined by the banks of fields to the north and south. [7-13]

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <1> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A2a, 29 May 1992.
  • <2> Map: 1841. Molland Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1420/3290 (15 April 1946).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1905. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1906, 16SW.
  • <5> Report: Wilson-North, R.. 1996. Lyshwell and Shircombe: Deserted Farmsteads and Field Systems .
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 July 1995.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1420 (F20) 3457-8 (15 April 1946).
  • <8> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70382 494-5 (24 September 1970).
  • <9> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS/8330/32 23426/10 (1 March 2004).
  • <10> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/860 (F20) 4123-4 (2 September 1952).
  • <11> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS/8330/10-11 18278/10-11 (10 February 1999).
  • <12> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS/8330/28-31 23426/05-8 (1 March 2004).
  • <13> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8399 3077 (500m by 272m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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External Links (2)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54020
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/1/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21555
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO472
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW31
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1031567
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1033248

Record last edited

Feb 18 2019 2:01PM

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