MEM22408 - Post-medieval pottery at Ash Farm (Monument)


A collection of post-medieval pottery was recovered from a ploughed area at Ash Farm. It is possibly associated with MMO139.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quantity of medieval pottery was found on Ash Farm, Exmoor. A macehead from the same collection is annotated "found at Weirwater" - SS 828 462. [1] The collection was presented to Taunton Museum by EM Priscott in June 1962. [2,3] The pottery is probably all North Devon ware, c.1600-50, found on an old habitation site in Weir Wood. It was deposited by Priscott in 1962-3 and accessioned as 62.A.12. [4] The pottery may have come from MMO139, a deserted farmstead. [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 Unpublished document: Wedlake, A.L.. 1962. Letter and Photograph of Finds from Ash Farm, Porlock.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. EM Priscott.
  • <3> Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Classified Index, Taunton Museum..
  • <4> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 107 (1963), 28.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 24 July 2013.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35890, Extant 22 February 2022.



Grid reference SS 8279 4623 (point)
Map sheet SS84NW

Finds (1)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO7888
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW5
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35890
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33930

Record last edited

Feb 22 2022 10:26AM


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