MMO3020 - Medieval or post-medieval field system around Newland Cross (Monument)

Summary

Low and levelled earthworks visible on aerial photographs are probably the remains of field boundaries and enclosures of possible medieval or post-medieval date.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Low and levelled earthworks centred on circa SS 8354 3858 but visible on aerial photographs extending to the northwest and southeast of Newland cross, could be the remains of field boundaries and enclosures of possible medieval or post-medieval date. Linear earthworks visible to the north and south of Newland Cross may indicate the layout of field boundaries prior to the formalisation of the road system on Exmoor. Ditch-like features alongside some of the banks could be elements of former packhorse routes, supeceded by the metalled roads. Smaller rectilinear bank and ditch defined enclosures, at circa SS 8350 3847 and SS 8352 3869, may be the remains of smaller fields or possibly abandoned farmsteads. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4314-5 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 160-1 (27 April 1963).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73087 606-7 (17 April 1973).
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8351 3858 (168m by 300m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW118
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1488414

Record last edited

Apr 21 2020 10:49AM

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