MMO2663 - Post-medieval field boundary and plantation enclosure on Stile Down (Monument)

Summary

A curvilinear field boundary and triangular plantation enclosure of possible post-medieval or early 20th Century date are visible as earthworks. The field boundary may be associated with the farm at Elseworthy.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field boundary and plantation enclosure of possible post-medieval or early 20th Century date are visible as earthworks on Stile Down, to the northeast of Elseworthy, centred approximately on SS 9322 4170. The field boundary is visible for only 75 metres among the course vegetation on Stile Down, but its curvilinear shape is similar to those visible to the south at Elseworthy, and it may be evidence for a phase of abandoned enclosure associated with that farm. The plantation enclosure is a scalene triangle in shape, with sides measuring 80, 65 and 49 metres in length. It is not marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1889, but is on the 1903 map. It is therefore likely to be late 19th or early 20th Century in date. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3200-1 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32468 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9319 4170 (183m by 88m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW126
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482483

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 10:07PM

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