MMO2454 - Post-medieval stock enclosure south of Larkbarrow Corner (Monument)

Summary

A rectangular enclosure of probable post-medieval date can be seen as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s. Although no entrances are visible, it may have been used for stock management. It had been levelled by 1973.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rectangular enclosure circa 70 by 25 metres in size can be seen as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s, centred on circa SS 82324132. The enclosure abuts a field boundary of probable post-medieval date at the junction of three fields approximately 150 metres to the south of Larkbarrow Corner. Although no entrances are visible on the available photographs, it may have been used in the management of livestock and to aid movement between fields. The earthwork is no longer visible on aerial photographs of 1973 and has probably been levelled by 20th Century agricultural improvements. [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 RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4195-6 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 943-4 (29 April 1973).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #32581 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477781, Extant 20 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8232 4133 (77m by 51m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW225
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477781

Record last edited

Jul 20 2021 1:54PM

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