MMO1641 - Post-medieval field boundaries northeast of Guskin Combe (Monument)

Summary

A pair of post-medieval field boundaries are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. They may be part of the original 19th Century enclosure of this area of land.

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A pair of post-medieval field boundaries are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs in a field to the northeast of Guskin Combe. Both boundaries run approximately east to west with the longer boundary, at SS 8117 4867 measuring 85 metres long and the shorter boundary, at SS 8113 4878 measuring 30 metres long. They are similar in form and size to a number of other extant field boundaries, and may be part of the original 19th Century enclosure of this area of land. The longer boundary appears to originally define the field into two, and was probably removed in order to create the current larger single field. The shorter boundary may mark the original extent of the field, and was probably removed when the field was extended. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 136 (17 April 1979).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8117 4872 (113m by 158m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW79
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460405

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:19PM

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