MMO2703 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary south of Venn Plantation (Monument)

Summary

Possible evidence for a short section of grubbed up field boundary can be seen on aerial photographs of 1962. The V shaped cropmark may be medieval in origin, or associated with the deserted post-medieval farmstead at Venn Plantation.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible evidence for a short section of grubbed up field boundary can be seen on aerial photographs of 1962, as a cropmark approximately 200 metres to the south of Venn Plantation. The V shaped cropmark is in total visible for 46 metres, with the point of the V pointing to the west, centred at circa SS 9278 4472. The cropmark does not appear to relate to the fairly regular extant field system to the east, but could be interpreted as demonstrating contiguity with the less regular field system to the northwest, as marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. The irregular boundaries of this field system may be indicative of a medieval origin. It may also be associated with the deserted post-medieval farmstead at Venn Plantation. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 58/5159 (F21) 179-80 (4 June 1962).
  • <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 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32444 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9279 4472 (29m by 34m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW166
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482799

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 11:10AM

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