MDE8268 - Possible deserted farmstead on northwest of North Challacombe (Monument)


A cropmark, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, has been interpreted as the possible remains of a farmstead. There was no trace on the ground in 1993.

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SS 5876 4782. Likely site of a deserted farm showing a possible parch mark building. It is visible on Royal Air Force aerial photographs [1] and visible in fair condition on 1978 aerial photographs [2]. It lies in improved pasture on a fairly steep south facing slope. [3] There is no trace of a feature on the ground at this reference or in the surrounding area. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. 106G/UK/1655/3176-7 (July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM 2658 (June 1978).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. Gazetteer Number SS5847a.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 March 1993.



Grid reference Centred SS 5872 4780 (81m by 39m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS54NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS 54 NE 25
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17893
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20507
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE24
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 615370

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:06PM


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