MMO2874 - Medieval or post-medieval hollow way or field boundary at North Higher Combe (Monument)


A linear negative earthwork visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of a hollow way potentially of medieval date, or simply evidence of post-medieval field boundary removal.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear negative earthwork is visible on aerial photographs to the north of North Higher Combe. Centred on circa 8691 3815. The feature is about 105 metres long and an average width of 8 metres. The feature may be the remains of a short hollow way which perhaps originally connected with the road to the south of North Higher Combe, and may potentially be of medieval date. Alternatively, the earthwork may simply be evidence of post-medieval field boundary removal. [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] No features such as a routeway or field boundary are recorded here on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map or on the Exford Tithe Map. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 54/2821 (F63) 154-5 (27 April 1964).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32638 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485337, Extant 21 September 2021.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 8692 3816 (114m by 39m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE151
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485337

Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 5:05PM


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