MMO2917 - Post-medieval enclosure below Halscombe (Monument)

Summary

A small rectangular enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is most likely post-medieval in date and may be the remains of a stock enclosure or sheepfold. It was likely abandoned prior to 1889.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4054-55 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33211 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487125, Extant 22 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7782 3870 (72m by 40m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE120
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487125

Record last edited

Nov 22 2021 10:16PM

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