MMO2552 - 19th Century ridge and furrow west of Larkbarrow Farm (Monument)

Summary

Ridge and furrow is visible on aerial photographs to the west of Larkbarrow Farm. It probably dates to the mid 19th Century onwards.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Evidence for agricultural improvement of probable 19th Century date is visible as low earthworks on aerial photographs. The evidence takes the form of east to west orientated narrow ridge and furrow covering 6 hectares of enclosed land to the west of Larkbarrow Farm, centred on circa SS 8162 4291. The earthworks are visible only on aerial photographs of 1952 and it is likely that they have been levelled by subsequent agricultural improvements. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/931 (F20) 4106-7 (8 November 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #38216 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478577, Extant 14 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8162 4288 (303m by 262m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW301
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478577

Record last edited

Jul 14 2021 4:36PM

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