MMO2854 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundaries on North Brake (Monument)

Summary

Relict strip field boundaries of possible medieval or post-medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1964.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Relict strip field boundaries of possible medieval or post-medieval date are visible as earthworks on North Brake, Winsford parish, centred on circa SS 8988 3664. The strip fields take the form of earthworks strip lynchets up to 10 metres wide, which can be seen to cover approximately 7 hectares of the west facing slopes of North Brake. The strips do not precisely follow the contours of the hill, instead gently climbing the hill in a northeasterly direction between circa 255 and 330 metres above Ordnance Datum. They appear to be cut by the line of later post-medieval field boundaries, as marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 54/2821 (F62) 150-1 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32800 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485161, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8988 3661 (394m by 633m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE131
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485161

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 8:50AM

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