MMO2553 - 19th Century enclosure bank northwest of Larkbarrow Farm (Monument)

Summary

A possible length of earthwork bank is visible on aerial photographs. It may be the remains of an abandoned or incomplete phase of enclosure of mid-19th century date associated with Larkbarrow Farm.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A roughly 65 metre length of earthwork bank is visible on aerial photographs to the northwest of Larkbarrow Farm, centred on circa SS 8175 4301. If the line of the short length of visible earthwork were to be extended southwards, it would define the eastern edge of an area of narrow ridge and furrow, thought to be indicative of agricultural improvement associated with the farmstead. It may therefore be the remains of an abandoned or incomplete phase of enclosure of mid 19th Century date associated with Larkbarrow Farm. The earthwork is visible only on aerial photographs of 1952 was probably 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: #43444 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478580, Extant 14 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8175 4301 (22m by 68m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW302
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478580

Record last edited

Jul 14 2021 4:34PM

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