MMO3129 - Medieval or post-medieval feild boundary north of Springfield Cottage (Monument)

Summary

A relict field boundary is visible as a low earthwork on aerial photographs of 1946. It is curvilinear in plan, roughly following the contours of the hill from east to west.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A relict field boundary is visible as a low earthwork on aerial photographs of 1946, centred on circa SS 8778 3122, approximately 300 metres to the north of Springfield Cottage. It is curvilinear in plan, visible roughly following the contours of the hill for nearly 300 metres from east to west. It is not marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, the area in which it is located depicted as an area of rough ground, and was probably abandoned prior to its publication in 1890. It is probably post-medieval in date but could have origins in a medieval strip field system. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/890 (F20) 3032-4 (3 October 1952).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1420 3463-4 (15 April 1946).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198. [Mapped feature: #32719 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8781 3124 (316m by 54m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1490589

Record last edited

Apr 5 2021 10:49PM

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