MMO3604 - Possible ridge and furrow south of Colton Farm (Monument)

Summary

An area of possible medieval or post-medieval ridge and furrow ploughing is visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s as earthworks. The earthworks have since been levelled by a conifer plantation.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An area of possible ridge and furrow ploughing is visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s as earthworks south of Colton Farm, Nettlecombe. Centred at approximately ST 0580 3526, the area covered by the rig measures some 4.5 hectares, with the distance between the rig measuring an average of 7 metres. The earthworks have since been levelled by a conifer plantation, but may have been associated with the nearby deserted farmstead (MSO7720). The ridge and furrow is likely to date to the medieval or early post medieval period. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3331-32 11-JUL-1946.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NE. MD002178.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0579 3525 (230m by 362m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NE
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE112
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1497747

Record last edited

Apr 2 2013 2:22PM

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