MMO3021 - Post-medieval field boundaries south of Newland Quarries (Monument)

Summary

Relict field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s. They are not visible on later aerial photographs.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two relict field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible as earthworks to the south of Newland quarries, centred on circa SS 8253 3840, on aerial photographs of the 1940s. The eastern bank abuts extant boundaries to the southeast but the northern end of the western bank is obscured by vegetation. Nonetheless, they can be seen to enclose the summit of a low hill to the south of Newland West Pit quarry. They are not visible on later aerial photographs and may have been levelled by post war agricultural improvements. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4315-6 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32743 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488420, Extant 27 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8251 3842 (122m by 40m) 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 NW120
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488420

Record last edited

Aug 27 2021 9:46PM

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