MMO3143 - Possible post-medieval ridged cultivation east of Folly (Monument)

Summary

A small area of possible ridge and furrow can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs. Their date is unclear, although it may be a fragment of post-medieval field system surviving fossilised within a post inclosure field system.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small area of possible ridge and furrow can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs, located at circa SS 8900 3387, immediately to the east of The Folly, Winsford Hill. The date of the earthworks is unclear from the aerial photographs alone. However, it is on a similar orientation to the earthworks of the extensive post-medieval field system on Winsford Hill, and it may be fragment fossilised within a post inclosure field system. The earthworks are visible towards the edge of an oblique aerial photograph, and may continue beyond the area visible. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8833/6 (21110/11) (9 February 2001).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198. [Mapped feature: #42477 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8901 3387 (90m by 82m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1490709

Record last edited

Jun 17 2019 11:15AM

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