MMO3123 - Medieval or post-medieval strip fields east of Hawkridge (Monument)

Summary

Evidence for former strip field cultivation can be seen on aerial photographs as low earthwork banks dividing a field into roughly parallel strips, between 22 and 28 metres wide.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Evidence for former strip field cultivation can be seen on aerial photographs, as almost completely levelled earthworks to the east of Hawkridge. Centred on circa SS 8651 3058, the remains of former field boundaries are visible as low earthwork banks, dividing the current field into around 10 roughly parallel strip fields, between 22 and 28 metres wide. The strips are adjacent to Row Lane and take advantage of one of the few relatively level areas on Hawridge Ridge. The remains are much more fragmentary towards the west of the field, but in total the visible remains cover an area of over 3 hectares, and it is probable that further remains are yet to be identified. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL/76068 047 (4 August 1976).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/890 (F20) 4031-2 (3 October 1952).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198. [Mapped feature: #32724 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8650 3057 (242m by 206m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1490493

Record last edited

Apr 11 2021 9:01PM

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