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

Summary

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 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980.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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7063 3746 (16m by 42m)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish HIGH BRAY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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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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