MMO1674 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary east of Oldhay Ridge (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It may have formed part of the original enclosure of this area which was later abandoned.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the east of Oldhay Ridge. Located at SS 8137 4503, the boundary runs southeast to northwest up a steep slope for approximately 45 metres and measures between 2 and 3 metres wide. It is similar in size and form to other extant boundaries noted in the area, and may have formed part of the original enclosure of this area which was later abandoned. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 202 (17 April 2007).
  • <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: #32644 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8137 4504 (37m by 34m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW112
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460815

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 9:09AM

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