MMO2788 - Medieval field boundary southeast of South Whitefield Farm (Monument)
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A curvilinear field boundary, of probable medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork south of South Whitefield Farm, Brayford. Centred at approximately SS 7049 3578, the boundary runs approximately north to south, curving to the west, and measuring some 135 metres in length. At both its northern and southern ends it appears to have connected with extant field boundaries. In addition, it lies parallel to extant field boundaries to the east and west, and was probably constructed at the same time. The curved form of the boundary is typical of medieval field systems, and it seems likely that the system around Whitefield has changed very little since the medieval period, with only a few boundaries, such as this one, being removed to create larger fields as required. The boundary is not depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, suggesting it was removed prior to this date. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 181-82 (27 April 1964).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3>XY SMO7572 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #33157 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7050 3577 (41m by 137m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1484674 (Pastscape entry: 1484674)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW128
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484674
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