MMO2877 - Post-medieval field boundaries south of Sharcott (Monument)

Summary

Two roughly parallel relict boundary banks of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two roughly parallel relict boundary banks of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks, to the south of Sharcott. The westernmost boundary may have formed a low lynchet on the crest of the combe before it was removed, possibly superseded as the process of enclosure extended down the combe side. It is up to 7 metres wide and 300 long, centred at circa SS 8555 3928. The second bank is visible 90 metres to the east and is noticably slighter. Nonetheless it echoes the course of the broader bank for approximately 210 metres and is probably therefore of similar date. Neither boundary is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map both were therefore probably removed and any hedge grubbed up 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]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 0157 (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: #32635 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485348, Extant 21 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8558 3929 (260m by 282m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE154
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485348

Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 4:46PM

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