MMO2912 - Post-medieval boundary of the former Cornham Plantation (Monument)

Summary

The post-medieval boundary of the former Cornham Plantation is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. Cornham Plantation was laid out in approximately 1825, and was removed during the early part of the 20th century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The boundary of the former Cornham Plantation is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the eastern edge of Great Cornham, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7529 3913, the curvilinear bank forms an oval enclosure with two extant field boundaries. The enclosure measures approximately 165 metres across. Cornham Plantation was laid out by John Knight around the same time as Cornham Farm was built, in approximately 1825, and is depicted on both the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps. It was removed during the early part of the 20th Century. [1-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F63) 172-73 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1904.
  • <4> Monograph: Orwin, C.S.. 1929. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition. 34, 38.
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33216 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487094, Extant 22 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7531 3911 (131m by 170m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE115
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487094

Record last edited

Nov 22 2021 10:01PM

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