MMO3037 - Post-medieval field boundary northwest of Withypool (Monument)

Summary

A removed field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs. The earthwork is curved in plan, and with other boundaries in the vicinity, probably fossilises the boundaries of strip fields of medieval origin.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A removed field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible as a low earthwork on aerial photographs, centred at circa SS 84263602 to the north-west of Withypool. The curved earthwork is over 100 metres long in total but is very diffuse; in places it has been spread by as much as 15 metres by the plough. The earthwork can be seen to cross the contours of the hillslope and with other similar boundaries in the vicinity of Withypool, probably fossilises the boundaries of strip fields of medieval origin. [1-4] The boundary is visible on the Tithe Map for Withypool. [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. ENPA JAS 77041 EXMOOR 77 INFRA-RED 087-88 20-MAY-1977.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL 76049 0187 26-JUN-1976.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4358-9 11-APR-1947.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32733 ]
  • <5> Map: 1839. Withypool Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488504, Extant 23 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8424 3599 (63m by 86m) 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 NW136
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488504

Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 10:26PM

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