MMO1951 - Medieval field boundary west of High Bullen (Monument)

Summary

A field boundary, potentially of medieval origin, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the west of High Bullen.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field boundary, potentially of medieval origin, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the west of High Bullen, at SS 7071 4662. It is not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, but is clearly part of the same field system as two field boundaries immediately to the north, which survived until the mid twentieth century. Its sinuous or curvilinear boundary shape is characteristic of fields with origins as strip fields in the medieval period. [1-3] On the 1946 air photographs the boundary mentioned by [1] can be seen to be the southern most of three equally spaced curving boundaries which together clearly represent the enclosure of former arable strip cultivation. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 77013 058-9. 20/05/1977.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7066 4666 (266m by 373m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW156
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1465523

Record last edited

May 20 2013 2:07PM

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