MMO2403 - (Monument)

Summary

A series of post medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs as slight earthworks in a field west of Duredon Farm, Exmoor. The boundaries appear to have divided the field into three smaller enclosures, and most likely date to the mid-19th century, and the construction of Duredon Farm. The boundaries are not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they were abandoned soon after publication. It is possible they were not intended as permanent field boundaries.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A series of post medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs as slight earthworks in a field west of Duredon Farm, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7542 4013, two banks are visible, one running approximately east-west and measuring some 255 metres in length. The second boundary runs east-west at right angles to this and measures 140 metres long, thus dividing the field into three smaller enclosures. The boundaries likely date to the mid-19th century, and the construction of Duredon Farm in 1848 by the Knight family. They are not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they were abandoned soon after publication. It is possible they were not intended as permanent field boundaries (1-3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 69003 039 19-JAN-1969.
  • --- Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Orwin, C.S. 1929 "The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest" Oxford University Press, London, page(s) 53-54.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1889.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7543 4012 (221m by 255m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476448

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 10:35AM

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