MMO3257 - Medieval or post-medieval field boundary at Litton (Monument)

Summary

A slightly curved medieval or early post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork dividing extant fields. The boundary was probably removed to create a larger field.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A slightly curved medieval or early post-medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork dividing extant fields on Litton. Centred at approximately SS 7978 3297, the boundary runs roughly north to south between two extant boundaries, curving slightly to the east, for some 420 metres. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. The area is shown as rough grazing on the map, and this boundary was probably removed to create a larger grazing area. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4248-49. 11/07/1946.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1891.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7979 3303 (182m by 405m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE116
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492936

Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 10:58AM

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