MMO3173 - Post-medieval field boundary north of Cussacombe Common (Monument)

Summary

A curvilinear field boundary of possible medieval or post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is possible that the bank recorded here is of similar date to a wider phase of abandoned enclosure recorded to the north.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A curvilinear field boundary of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the north of Cussacombe Common, centred on circa SS 80523148, 400 metres to the southeast of Blindwell Farm. The bank is less than two metres wide but can be seen crossing the lower slopes of Cussacombe Common for nearly 70 metres before meeting the course of a spring fed stream. It meets a similar field boundary to the north of the stream, part of a wider field system of probable post-medieval date but potentially with origins as a medieval strip field system. It is possible that the bank recorded here is of similar date and may be part of a wider phase of abandoned enclosure. [1,2] The boundary is not depicted on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, nor on the Tithe Map for Molland and it is likely that the feature predates these documents. [3-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS8031/3 (1456/173) (28 February 1979).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197.
  • <3> Map: 1841. Molland Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8052 3147 (46m by 61m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW95
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1491923

Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 10:19AM

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