MMO2180 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundaries south of Old Close Quarry (Monument)

Summary

The remains of several medieval or post medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs. They are heavily fragmented, but appear to lie on a different alignment to the extant fields in the area, suggesting they are of an earlier date.

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The remains of several medieval or post medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs in fields south of Old Close Quarry, Challacombe. centred at approximately SS 7043 4047, three banks are visible, all of which are heavily fragmented. The westernmost bank, at SS 7033 4047, measures approximately 28 metres long, and curves towards the east. The central bank, at SS 7039 4046, measures approximately 72 metres and the easternmost bank at SS 7056 4045 measures approximately 95 metres. The boundaries all run approximately north to south, but are curved in places or turn slightly eastwards, and therefore lie on a different alignment to the extant fields in the area, suggesting they are of an earlier date. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, which indicates they had been abandoned some time prior to publication in 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 4103-04 (19 May 1947).
  • <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 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7045 4051 (302m by 231m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW211
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1470876

Record last edited

Jul 23 2018 1:01PM

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