MMO1763 - Post-medieval field system northeast of Holdstone Farm (Monument)

Summary

Several post-medieval field boundaries are visible as a series of earthworks in a field. They are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition map, and probably relate to the enclosure of Holdstone Down in the 19th Century.

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Full Description

Several post-medieval field boundaries are visible as a series of earthworks in a field to the northeast of Holdstone Farm. Centred at approximately SS 6162 4733, 3 linear banks are visible forming the corners of two rectangular fields measuring 115 metres by 123 metres, and 110 metres by 90 metres. They are aligned in the same pattern as other extant fields in the area, dividing an extant field into three smaller enclosures. They are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition map, and probably relate to the enclosure of Holdstone Down in the 19th Century. It is likely they were removed sooner after construction in order to create a larger field. Comparison with the Inclosure Map and Apportionment for Combe Martin should reveal whether these field are related to this phase of enclosure. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4425 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6162 4733 (285m by 260m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW75
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461474

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:20PM

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