MMO2873 - Medieval field system north of Codsend (Monument)

Summary

The low earthwork remains of strip fields, potentially of medieval origin, are visible on oblique aerial photographs of 1999. At least 5 earthen strips or baulks are visible but the remains are probably more extensive than currently recorded.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The low earthwork remains of strip fields, potentially of medieval origin, are visible on specialist oblique aerial photographs of 1999 to the north of Codsend at circa SS 8895 3999. At least 5 earthen strips or baulks up to 12 metres wide are visible, orientated roughly northwest to southeast, approximately following the contours of the hillside. Unfortunately these features are not visible on the vertical coverage available to the survey and due to limitations in the specialist aerial photograph coverage of this area, it was not possible to fully transcribe the features. They are therefore probably more extensive than currently recorded. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8840/4 (18242/20) (10 February 1999).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8896 4000 (189m by 167m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE150
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1485325

Record last edited

Sep 4 2014 12:42PM

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