MMO1577 - Post-medieval ridge and furrow north of Luccombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
Two areas of narrow ridge and furrow of possible post-medieval date can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks in a field to the North of Luccombe village, bounded on the west by Chisland Drive and the south by Huish Ball Steep. The earthworks define two discrete areas which correspond with fields marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, centred respectively on circa SS 912 451 and SS 9140 4509. At on average 10 metres wide, though broader than other ridge and furrow visible in this area (see MMO1575 and MMO1578), the regularity of the rig may support the interpretation that the rig results from post-medieval agricultural improvement rather than medieval cultivation. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 209-210 (23 September 2007).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7550 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 NW. MD002167. [Mapped feature: #39478 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9129 4512 (340m by 222m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1458911 (Pastscape entry: 1458911)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW201
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1458911
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Dec 15 2020 1:31PM
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