MMO2614 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary north of Totterdown Farm (Monument)

Summary

A medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as a narrow bank forming a right-angled corner of an enclosure apparently within the extant field, possibly a holding pen of some sort, removed to create a larger field.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval or post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork in a field north of Totterdown Farm, Timberscombe. The boundary is visible as a narrow bank centred at SS 9626 4277 and forming a right angled corner of an enclosure apparently within the extant field. The majority of the bank runs north to south for 85 metres before turning 90 degrees west and running east to west for 36 metres. It is possible that the bank represents the remains of a holding pen of some sort, removed to create a larger field. No such enclosure is depicted at this location on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was removed prior to publication in 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 163-64 (23 September 1970).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32513 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9625 4277 (42m by 95m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE177
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479682

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 2:27PM

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