MMO2855 - Post-medieval field boundary at Warren (Monument)

Summary

A field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible as a narrow L shaped earthwork bank.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible as a narrow L shaped earthwork bank on the northwest facing slopes of the Warren, centred on circa SS 8816 3625. In total the earthwork is almost 200 metres long. For about 80 metres the bank gently descends from an elevation of 285 to 275 metres above datum, before turning circa 90 degrees to the northwest, and descending to the valley floor. The boundary is not marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 and therefore probably represents a phase of enclosure which failed or had been abandoned by this time. [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. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4351-2 (11 April 1947).
  • <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: #32799 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485166, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8813 3625 (83m by 161m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE132
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485166

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 8:48AM

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