MDE20432 - Post-medieval buildings north of Muxworthy Lane (Monument)


The remains of a rectangular building were noted on aerial photographs and can be seen with a smaller structure on historic mapping of the site. It is possible that they are field barns, positioned to allow a water meadow to carry away effluent.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a rectangular building and an associated bank or leat southwest of Muxworthy can be seen on aerial photographs. [1,2] The site is shown as a clear area on the High Bray Tithe Map. [3] The 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows two rectangular buildings or enclosures. The larger is at SS 7062 3748 and the smaller at SS 7063 3745. A footpath runs by the southern, smaller building. [4] The 2nd Edition map only shows the northern structure. [5] Neither structure appeared to be extant in 2018. [6] A water meadow is recorded here as MMO2720. There is a leat either side of the both buildings (the eastern is marked on the 1st Edition map [3]). It is possible that at least one of the buildings is a field barn and the individual gutter(s) carried effluent from the barn to be distributed across the fields. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7037B.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980 4440 (April 1947).
  • <3> Map: Northcote, G.. 1838. High Bray Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped features: #45892 ; #45893 ]
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 19 February 2019.



Grid reference Centred SS 7063 3746 (16m by 42m)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17818
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/542

Record last edited

Sep 21 2020 3:52PM


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