MMO2683 - Medieval or post-medieval strip lynchets northeast of Ford Farm (Monument)

Summary

Two substantial curvilinear earthwork banks or terraces are visible on aerial photographs. The earthworks are probably evidence of medieval or post-medieval strip cultivation of the combe slopes.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two substantial curvilinear earthwork banks or terraces are visible on aerial photographs to the northeast of Ford Farm, centred on circa SS 9315 4273. The earthworks are about 10 metres wide, and follow the line of the contours above a tributary to the River Avill on a roughly parallel course for approximately 200 metres. They are probably the remains of strip lynchets, evidence for the cultivation of the combe slopes probably during the medieval or post-medieval periods. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F65) 145-6 (27 April 1964).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32459 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9312 4273 (124m by 208m) (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 SW146
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482595

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:29PM

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