MMO2913 - Post-medieval field boundaries north of Simonsbath Barton (Monument)
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The earthwork remains of post-medieval field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs north of Simonsbath Barton, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7693 3966 the field boundaries form three rectangular enclosures, each measuring approximately 30 metres long by 20 metres wide. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1889. Since the area was part of the former Royal Forest of Exmoor, it seems unlikely that these enclosures date to earlier than 1816, when the forest was purchased by the Knight family. [1-3]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7696 3965 (71m by 96m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487108 (Original Monarch entry: 1487108)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE116
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487108
Record last edited
Mar 20 2014 3:03PM
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