MMO2215 - Medieval or post-medieval boundary west of Broad Mead (Monument)

Summary

A linear crop mark is visible on aerial photographs. It most likely represents the remains of a former boundary ditch, or possibly a removed hedge boundary. T

Please read the .

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear cropmark is visible on aerial photographs in fields west of Broad Mead, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7146 4120 the cropmark runs north to south for apptroximately 220 metres. It most likely represents the remains of a former boundary ditch, or possibly a removed hedge boundary. At SS 71446 4124, the cropmark is overlain by a linear field boundary which was probably laid out in the 19th century. The area is shown as moorland on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting the boundary had been removed some time prior to the publication in 1890 and the area allowed to revert back to moor. A medieval or early post-medieval date seems most likely. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32883 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1471234, Extant 19 January 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7145 4121 (27m by 229m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW246
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1471234

Record last edited

Jan 19 2022 11:32AM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.