MMO2853 - Post-medieval field system on Bye Hill (Monument)

Summary

Field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as earthworks. They probably represent a failed or abandoned episode of enclosure, probably of the post-medieval period.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on the northern slopes of Bye Hill on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8921 3592. The boundaries are not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and probably therefore predates 1890. The narrow and low earthworks extend for over 130 metres in a roughly northwestern direction, down the steep slopes onto Bye Common. They probably represent a failed or abandoned episode of enclosure, probably of the post-medieval period. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4348-9 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73086 804-5 (17 April 1973).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #41698 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485155, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8917 3594 (179m by 114m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE130
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485155

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 8:52AM

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