MMO1634 - Medieval or post-medieval building or cultivation platform northwest of Netherton (Monument)

Summary

A rectangular platform is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It is thought to be a medieval or post-medieval building or cultivation platform associated with the earthworks recorded in MDE8289.

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Full Description

A rectangular platform is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs [1] in a field to the northwest of the deserted settlement at Netherton. The earthwork is centred on SS 5903 4750 and measures approximately 27 metres long by 20 metres wide. It is similar in size and form to the platforms observed to the northeast of Netherton (see MDE8289), and is likely to be a medieval or post-medieval building or cultivation platform associated with these earthworks. The platform is not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [2], suggesting that it had gone out of use by the time of publication. However several field boundaries are shown on the map, and the platform may be associated with these boundaries. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/89114 652 (4 May 1989).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 54 NE. MD002165. [Mapped feature: #38699 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1460171, Extant 27 October 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 5903 4750 (43m by 48m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS54NE
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (2)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE104
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA148467
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1460171

Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 2:12PM

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