MMO1740 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary east of Coulsworthy Lane (Monument)

Summary

A possible medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the east of Coulsworthy Lane.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the east of Coulsworthy Lane. Centred at SS 6222 4513, the boundary measures approximately 109 metres long and runs east to west. It is similar to extant field boundaries in the area in size and form, but appears to follow a different alignment. It may also be related to other earthwork boundaries visible in the area and most likely represent a medieval or post-medieval field boundary which was removed to create a larger field. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had gone out of use by this point. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4142-44 (11 July 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 64 NW. MD002171. [Mapped feature: #38712 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461401, Extant 8 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6222 4513 (120m by 41m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW61
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461401

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 5:35PM

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