MMO1662 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary east of Beggar's Knap (Monument)

Summary

A medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It may be a stock enclosure or similar, probably dating to the medieval or post-medieval period.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, to the east of Beggar's Knap. Centred on SS 8276 4690, the boundary encloses an approximately rectangular area measuring 120 metres wide by 100 metres long. It crosses both sides of a steep valley above Met Combe and measures approximately 100 metres across. It would appear to be a stock enclosure or similar, and is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 3116 (17 October 1952).
  • <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 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #32652 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8276 4694 (157m by 129m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW100
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460690

Record last edited

May 29 2019 10:05AM

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