MMO1681 - Post-medieval field system on North Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A field system of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks at the southern end of North Common. Situated on a steep south facing slope, the main boundary forms a curved enclosure, centred at SS 8168 4659 and measuring approximately 85 metres in diameter. Several other shorter boundaries are aligned east to west and appear to form narrow rectangular enclosures. The boundaries and enclosures are irregular and appear unfinished in places, suggesting that this was a medieval attempt to enclose common land which was subsequently abandoned. [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8171 4652 (230m by 318m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1460865 (Pastscape entry: 1460865)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW115
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460865
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Jan 27 2021 9:05AM
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