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

Summary

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 Unpublished document: Wedlake, A.L.. 1962.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.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8279 4623 (point)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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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