MDE9010 - Post-medieval building within field system on Holdstone Down (Monument)


The remains of a building, apparently of post-medieval date, are visible as revetted banks.

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Full Description

The remains of a small sub-rectangular building are centred at SS 6134 4779. It lies adjacent to a field boundary which forms its southeastern side. The building measures 4.2 metres by 3.4 metres. It is defined by revetted banks 2 metres wide and 1.8 metres high at best, with an entrance 1.2 metres wide at its northern corner. The building appears to be contemporary with the construction of the field boundary on its southeast side. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [1-3] The building is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, with a path leading to it from the northwest. [4,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 July 1993.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME Exeter. 1993-1999. Exmoor Project.
  • <3> Technical drawing: Sainsbury, I. and Wilson-North, R.. 1993. Holdstone Down/ink survey . Unknown. Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 873026, Extant 8 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 60614
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/100
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21680
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW41
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 873026



Grid reference Centred SS 6134 4778 (7m by 7m)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 4:38PM


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