MMO3024 - Possible post-medieval field boundary west of Chibbet Ford (Monument)

Summary

A field-boundary of probable post-medieval date was noted as a fragmentary earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s. It is possible, however, that this represents the route of several historic trackways.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A field boundary of probable post-medieval date can be seen as a fragmentary earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s, to the west of Chibbet Ford, Exford parish at circa SS 8350 3760. The boundary bank is not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, but appears to be cut by the line of a footpath which is. It therefore seems likely that the boundary had passed out of use by 1889. [1,2] It is possible that this "boundary feature" may in fact be the earthwork remains of several trackways noted on the Exford Tithe Map and 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map (see MSO12346). Further study is required to confirm this. [3-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3317-8 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #43763 ]
  • <3> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 10 April 2017.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488437, Extant 27 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8352 3760 (135m by 57m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW123
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488437

Record last edited

Aug 27 2021 9:31PM

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