MMO2875 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary southeast of Prescott (Monument)

Summary

A linear negative earthwork formerly believed to represent a medieval hollow way is the remains of a field boundary shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear negative earthwork visible on aerial photographs to the southeast of Prescott, at circa SS 8612 3902, may be the remains of a hollow way, potentially of medieval date. The earthwork is roughly 130 metres long and 4 wide, and is in fact a slight terrace worn into a eastern slope of a dry combe. It is aligned upon gates or breaks in the field boundaries to the north and south, and appears to be part of a long established network of farm tracks. It may also link Prescott with Stone Lane or the settlement of Stone itself. [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] The feature is shown as a field boundary on the Tithe Map for Exford. [5] The field boundary is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had been removed by this time. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 54/2821 (F63) 156-7 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 1063-4 (29 April 1973).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32637 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485339, Extant 21 September 2021.
  • <5> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8612 3903 (37m by 136m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE152
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485339

Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 4:59PM

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