MMO2601 - Medieval field system northeast of Steart (Monument)

Summary

Earthwork evidence for field boundaries and possible strip fields of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs to the northeast of Steart, with which it is probably associated.

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Earthwork evidence for field boundaries, possibly indicative of strip field cultivation of probable medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs 150 metres to the northeast of Steart. The remains of two curvilinear lynchets are visible as earthwork banks centred approximately on SS 9377 4036, at the confluence of the River Avill and a tributary to the east. Two additional banks are visible as very low and narrower earthworks between the wider boundaries, and may indicate subdivision into strip fields. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 9040/ (23343/24) (1 March 2004).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32485 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9379 4037 (122m by 74m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW110
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479545

Record last edited

Aug 18 2020 11:17AM

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