MDE20776 - Slocombeslade deserted farmstead, Brendon (Monument)


A deserted farmstead is recorded on historic mapping and visible as earthworks.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Building remains and small derelict enclosures suggesting a deserted farm site were noted on aerial photographs. An unspecified edition of the Ordnance Survey map [1st Edition?] records the site as 'Slocombeslade'. [1-3] The 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey mapping depicts a number of small enclosures, possibly parts of buildings within a complex, at SS 7739 4666; the name "Slocombeslade" is applied to the site [4]. At the National Grid Reference cited are the remains of walling and enclosures corresponding with the features depicted on the 1st Edition mapping [4]. The name "Slocombeslade", however, has now migrated to a farm at SS 7754 4707. [5] A farmstead comprising a rectangular dwelling with attached outbuilding to the east of an L-shaped barn forming a yard are shown on Brendon Tithe Map numbered 554 ('yard and buildings'). The holding fields (545- 561) are all named 'common enclosure', 551 and 553 are 'garden' and 552 is 'waste', 556-7 are 'meadow' and the remaining enclosures are 'arable'. The farmstead is not named. [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.3043 (April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/052 (May 1977).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7746A.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Devonshire 7(3). [Mapped feature: #46899 ]
  • <5> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 25 November 1993.
  • <6> Map: 1841. Brendon Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 545-561.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1001716, Extant 6 December 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18127
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/549
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11930
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE41
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1001716



Grid reference Centred SS 7737 4666 (39m by 50m) With reference to SEM7949 Brendon Tithe Map
Map sheet SS74NE

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Record last edited

Dec 6 2021 5:26PM


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