MMO1670 - Post-medieval field bank south of Oareford Farm (Monument)

Summary

A field bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is similar in size and form to extant boundaries in the area, and probably represents a disused part of the 19th Century enclosure in this area, removed to create a larger field.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the south of Oareford Farm. Centred at SS 8110 4627, it measures approximately 100 metres long by 3 metres wide, and divides a field into two smaller enclosures. It is similar in size and form to extant boundaries in the area, and was likely to be a disused part of the 19th Century Enclosure in this area, removed to create a larger field. The boundary is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had passed out of use by the time of publication. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3037 (11 April 1947).
  • <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: #32648 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8110 4627 (113m by 45m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW108
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460781

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 9:15AM

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