MMO2697 - Post-medieval building platform north of Huntscott (Monument)

Summary

A circular earthwork platform or terrace, most clearly visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s, may be the remains of a building platform of post-medieval date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A roughly circular earthwork platform or terrace centred on circa SS 9235 4402, most clearly visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s, may be the remains of a building platform of post-medieval date. The platform measures approximately 14 metres in diameter. It is unclear from the aerial photographs alone what function the structure may have had, but it is tempting to envisage a circular structure, such as a dovecote. Any structure would have been situated at the northern margins of the former hamlet of Huntscott, now the site of Huntscott House and Morefields Farm. [1,2] No building is shown in this location on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, nor on the Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 185-6 (23 September 1970).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #46332 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9235 4402 (15m by 16m) (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 SW160
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482776

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 11:25AM

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