MMO1673 - Medieval or post-medieval field system above Blindwell Combe (Monument)

Summary

A medieval or post-medieval field system is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks similar in size and form to other extant boundaries in the area, and may have been part of the original enclosure of this area.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval or post-medieval field system is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks above Blindwell Combe. The boundaries, centred on SS 8127 4526, may represent an attempt to enclose the Combe itself. The westernmost boundary, at SS 8119 4528, runs along the crest of the Combe in a north-south direction for 270 metres. Towards the northern end of this boundary, a second boundary branches off and runs downslope east-west for 80 metres. The third boundary, centred on SS 8135 4526, is more curved but follows the same pattern, running upslope for approximately 50 metres, then along the crest of the Combe for approximately 70 metres. All the boundaries measure between 2 and 4 metres in width. They are similar in size and form to other extant boundaries in the area, and may represent an attempt at enclosure which was later abandoned. They are not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 202 (17 April 1979).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #32645 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8119 4522 (352m by 247m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW111
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460809

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 9:10AM

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