MMO1684 - Post-medieval field boundaries around Robber's Bridge (Monument)

Summary

Several post-medieval field boundaries visible on aerial photographs as earthworks were probably laid out at the same time to existing boundaries in the area, before being subsequently removed to create larger fields.

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Full Description

Several post-medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks in the fields around Robber's Bridge, including one around the natural feature known as Mill Barrow (see MSO7781). Centred at SS 8161 4624, the boundaries vary in length and orientation, but are uniform in width, ranging from about 1.5 to 2 metres. They are similar in size and form to existing boundaries in the area, such as those at Oareford Farm and were probably laid out at the same time before being subsequently removed to create larger fields. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were out of use by the time of publication. [1-3] Some of the field boundaries were also transcribed by McDonnell as "banks forming the remains of small fields". [4-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3087 11-JUL-1946.
  • <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: #32640 ]
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3036 (April 1947).
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/72-49 81/0025 (April 1972).
  • <6> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8146A.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8169 4626 (179m by 235m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW116
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460874

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Jan 27 2021 9:02AM

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