MMO1649 - Post-medieval field system above Deddy Combe (Monument)

Summary

Several field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks on a steep north facing slope above Deddy Combe.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks on a steep north facing slope above Deddy Combe. The boundaries, centred at circa SS 8082 4751 run in a north to south direction downslope and appear to form roughly rectangular enclosures, covering an area of approximately 7 hectares. They are not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting that they had gone out of use by this time, and therefore probably represent a pre 19th Century attempt at enclosure. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 082 (15 April 1972).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #38041 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8084 4751 (595m by 265m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW87
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460598

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 11:10AM

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