MMO2680 - Post-medieval field boundaries north of Hanny Combe (Monument)

Summary

The earthwork remains of field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. They may represent a phase of abandonment or reduction in farm size, probably during the post-medieval date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, to the north of Hanny Combe, Wootton Courtenay parish, centred on circa SS 92014217. The relict boundaries are clearly associated with extant field boundaries the that they abut on their eastern side, with which they form part of coherent system. The abandonment of some of these fields most likely represents a phase of reduction in farm size, probably during the post-medieval date. Further, and more extensive evidence for this reduction in farm holdings can be seen to the north and south. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3202-3 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70381 038-9 (23 September 1970).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 263-4 (17 April 1979).
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #43071 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9195 4218 (201m by 250m) (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 SW143
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482580

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:35PM

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