MMO3025 - Possible post-medieval field boundary south of Chibbet Ford (Monument)

Summary

A possible former field boundary of probable post-medieval date can be seen as a low or levelled earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s. Alternatively, it may form part of a water meadow system.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible former field boundary of probable post-medieval date can be seen as a low or levelled earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s, to the south of Chibbet Ford at circa SS 8361 3737. The boundary bank appears to abut an extant boundary to the southeast, with which it may have been part of a coherent phase of enclosure, possibly supeceded by further enclosure of the combe slope above Pennycombe Water. An alternative interpretation of this earthwork is as a former water meadow gutter, extending across the hillside from a catch water system visible immediately to the west. [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) 3316-7 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #43764 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488440, Extant 27 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8358 3732 (262m by 164m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW124
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488440

Record last edited

Aug 27 2021 9:26PM

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