MDE21397 - Arnold's Linhay and enclosures in Wester Wood (Monument)


A series of five enclosures in the form of crossbanks, grassed over and with remnants of walls, and a small linhay.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

Full Description

"Arnold's Linhay" consists of a series of enclosures on the south facing hanging from Wind Hill to the River Lyn. The enclosures consist of at least 5 crossbanks, grassed over and with remnants of walls. One crossbank has a large oak coppiced stool which must predate the late 19th Century. Crossbanks well defined. Remains of wall in good condition. Area is wooded. A small structure in the lowest of the series of enclosures is presumably Arnold's Linhay. [1] The linhay is depicted but not annotated on the Second Edition 6 inch map. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Thackray, D. + Thackray, C.. 1986. Lynmouth: Foreland Point, Countisbury Hill & Watersmeet, Devon. P. 13.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46121
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46122
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/209
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21398
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA108022
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA108024



Grid reference Centred SS 7361 4892 (67m by 143m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Jul 21 2021 4:51PM


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