MMO2917 - Post-medieval enclosure below Halscombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A small rectangular enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern bank of the River Barle below Halscombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7782 3870, at least two sides of the enclosure are visible as a low bank measuring approximately 3 metres wide. The other two sides of the enclosure are also visible as fragments of bank. The enclosure measures 52 metres long by 28 metres wide. It is most likely post-medieval in date and may be the remains of a stock enclosure or sheepfold. The feature is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4054-55 (13 May 1946).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33211 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487125, Extant 22 November 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7782 3870 (72m by 40m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487125 (Original Monarch entry: 1487125)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE120
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487125
Record last edited
Nov 22 2021 10:16PM
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