MEM23144 - Aclands Farm, Exmoor (Building)
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- None recorded
Burton states that most of the farmsteads on Exmoor had been constructed by c. 1850, with only three farms being constructed since. This includes Aclands Farm. A Wellington Bomber crashed into one of the Westgate Cottages on Challacombe Road (MEM23145) in 1940 and seriously damaged it. One of the surviving crew members turned up at Aclands with no idea of where he was and was very relieved to find the occupants spoke English.  The farmstead is not shown on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps but the western area of the farmstead does appear on the 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force, suggesting it has been expanded to the east since. [2-5] The farmstead was seen from a distance in 1997 and noted to be 20th Century in date. 
- <1> SEM7230 Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. 87, 224.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <3> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
- <5>XY SEM8033 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #42124 ]
- <6> SEM6996 Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 108.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7320 3959 (140m by 88m) (MasterMap)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (4): 108
Record last edited
Sep 8 2020 9:45AM
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