MMO2858 - Post-medieval field boundary northeast of West Nethercote (Monument)


A relict field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork bank on aerial photographs. It may relate to a small square field shown on mid 19th Century mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A relict field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork bank on southwest facing slopes above the River Exe, to the northeast of West Nethercote, centred on circa SS 8692 3649. The boundary bank is visible for approximately 122 metres, defining the eastern boundary of a small square enclosure approximately half a hectare in area, the western side defined by extant field boundaries. The boundary is not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and therefore probably represents an episode of enclosure that failed or was abandoned prior to 1890. [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] It is possible that this boundary relates to a square field shown on the Tithe Map for Winsford in this location. The field parcel reference is 199, which the Apportionment describes as "Hill Cleeve and Plot". [5] The field visible on the Tithe Map is not depicted on the 25 inch 1st Edition map, suggesting it had been removed by this time. [2]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 54/2821 (F62) 154-5 (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: #32796 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485184, Extant 20 September 2021.
  • <5> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 8690 3649 (44m by 110m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE135
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485184

Record last edited

Sep 20 2021 10:18AM


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