MMO2207 - Medieval or post-medieval field system above Yarbury Combe (Monument)

Summary

Several medieval or post-medieval field boundaries are visible as slight earthworks on aerial photographs. They may be part of the same system as those on the other side of the combe.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several medieval or post-medieval field boundaries are visible as slight earthworks on aerial photographs in fields above Yarbury Combe, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7125 4186, they are located on the opposite side of the combe to some other earthwork boundaries, and may be part of the same system (see MMO2176). They also follow a similar alignment, with most of the banks appearing to run south-west to north-east, along the crest of the ridge and around the top of the combe. However, they are less well preserved and more fragmentary than the banks of the field system opposite, so an association is not certain. The boundaries are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to the publication date of 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 922-23 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32889 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7122 4188 (204m by 272m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW238
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471185

Record last edited

Feb 10 2021 1:27PM

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