MMO2214 - Medieval or post-medieval lynchet south of North Regis Common (Monument)

Summary

A linear cropmark visible on aerial photographs is most likely represents the remains of a medieval or post-medieval lynchet. It is overlain by post-medieval regular field boundaries, suggesting a medieval or early post-medieval period date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear cropmark visible on aerial photographs in fields south of North Regis Common most likely represents the remains of a medieval or post medieval lynchet. Beginning at approximately SS 7136 4108, the crop mark runs approximately east-west and measures 317 metres long. It varies in width from 2 to 6 metres. A similar feature in the form of an earthwork is visible on the opposite side of North Lane. Both features are overlain by post medieval regular field boundaries, suggesting a medieval or early post medieval period. It seems likely that the cropmark represents the location of a lynchet which was ploughed down when the fields were enclosed, possibly as recently as the 19th Century. They may be related to the strip lynchets visible in and around Challacombe, although they follow a different alignment. [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. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32884 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7140 4109 (328m by 54m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW245
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471231

Record last edited

Feb 10 2021 1:06PM

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