MDE12844 - Post-medieval field boundaries on Challacombe Common (Monument)


A series of banks represent field boundaries possibly of pre enclosure origin.

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SS 70 42. Lengths of bank forming old field boundaries seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs. [1,2] SS7032 4245 to SS 7095 4240 and area centred SS 7013 4212. (Positions sketched from aerial photographs only). A series of banks on the rough grass and heather clad slopes on the north side of Yarbury Combe. Not fully investigated but where seen near the east end the well formed earthen bank was about 4 metres wide and 0.9 metres maximum height. It has a ditch some 2 metres wide and 0.4 metres deep along its northern side. As suggested they are probably old field boundaries, possibly of pre-enclosure origin. No survey action. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. [Mapped feature: #44195 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/118 (May 1977).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 March 1995.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1043973, Extant 17 January 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/115
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW115
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1043973



Grid reference Centred SS 7065 4235 (657m by 225m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2022 10:02PM


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