MMO1921 - Medieval strip field boundaries southwest of Lawn Wood (Monument)

Summary

Possible strip field boundary banks of probable medieval date are visible as levelled earthworks on aerial photogaphs taken in 1952. The earthworks are very subtle and are visible only in very low light, but appear to be 10 to 15 metres apart.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible strip field boundary banks of probable medieval date are visible as levelled earthworks on aerial photogaphs, to the southwest of Lawn Wood on the upper slopes of Farley Water Combe, Brendon parish, centred approximately on SS 7426 4577. The subtle earthworks are 10 to 15 metres apart and are visible only in very low light, and for this reason have been only schematically transcribed. They are located within an area of enclosure which displays characteristics of enclosure based on groups of strip fields with medieval origins, such as being much longer than they are wide and with dog-legs in the curving, longer boundaries. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 (F20) 4032-3 11-NOV-1952.
  • <2> Monograph: Turner, S.. 2007. Ancient Country: The Historic Character of Rural Devon. Devon Archaeological Society.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7426 4578 (155m by 152m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW134
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1465103

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 10:15AM

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