MMO2205 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundaries above Warcombe Water (Monument)

Summary

Several medieval or post medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they had been abandoned some time prior to publication.

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Full Description

Several medieval or post-medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs on moorland above Warcombe Water, Lynton and Lynmouth. Centred at approximately SS 7311 4432, at least four banks are visible, two of which appear to form the corner of a square field measuring 85 by 70 metres, and continuing from the extant field visible to the north. The two shorter boundaries, at SS 7305 4429 and SS 7309 4421 are both located at the valley bottom, close to Warcombe Water and run approximately southwest to northeast. These shorter boundaries are more fragmentary, and it is not clear whether they represent field boundaries or some form of flood defence. All the banks are similar in size and alignment to extant field boundaries visible to the north and south, and were probably laid out at the same time; however, they are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they had been abandoned some time prior to publication. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 281-82 (16 August 1972).
  • <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 7311 4429 (163m by 195m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW236
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471182

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Apr 26 2020 9:17PM

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