MMO2866 - Medieval and post-medieval field system at Stone Farm (Monument)

Summary

Evidence for former strip fields and the remains of field boundaries and ridge and furrow of probable medieval and post-medieval date can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Evidence for former strip fields and the remains of field boundaries and ridge and furrow of probable medieval and post-medieval date can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks at Stone Farm, Exford parish. Ridge and furrow can be seen most clearly to the south of Stone, on either side of a short length of relict field boundary at circa SS 8655 3871. To the northwest of the farm at circa SS 8633 3884, the ridge and furrow continues, but is less easily distinguished from the almost completely levelled remains of former curved strip field boundaries, which echo the shape of the extant field walls. Post-medieval water meadow gutters are cut through the earthwork remains. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8638/1 (NMR 21110/23) (9 February 2001).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #43366 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485258, Extant 21 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8645 3878 (481m by 315m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE143
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485258

Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 5:23PM

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