MMO3035 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundaries northwest of Withypool (Monument)

Summary

Two earthwork banks visible on aerial photographs are probably the remains of field boundaries of medieval or post-medieval date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two earthwork banks visible on aerial photographs to the northwest of Withypool, at circa SS 8373 3628 are probably the remains of field boundaries of probable post-medieval date. The 500 metre long east to west oriented bank follows the contours of the combe slope above a tributary of the Barle before abutting an extant boundary at its eastern end. The curved nature of the second, shorter north to south oriented boundary may indicate a medieval origin for the relict boundaries, possibly based on the enclosure of bundles of strip fields. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4358-9 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/890 (F20) 3013-4 (3 October 1952).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL 68041 001-2 (9 June 1968).
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32734 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488498, Extant 27 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8360 3625 (477m by 225m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW134
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488498

Record last edited

Aug 27 2021 8:41PM

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