MMO3623 - Post-medieval field boundaries and narrow ridge cultivation northeast of Parsonage Farm (Monument)

Summary

The earthwork remains of two field boundaries and narrow ridge and furrow of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs. The boundaries are thought to have been removed prior to 1890.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of two field boundaries and narrow ridge and furrow of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 8601 3214 to the northeast of Parsonage Farm. The relict boundaries fit into the surrounding, probably post-medieval field system and are probably contemporary with it. However, they are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, supporting the interpretation that they were removed prior to its publication in 1890. They cannot be seen on aerial photographs of 1972 and have probably been levelled by this date. [1-4] The Tithe Map for Hawkridge shows this area as part of a much larger open field, with only the southern boundary extant at this time. This suggests that the field system dates from earlier than 1841. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/2082 3038-9 (19 May 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 430-1 (16 August 1972).
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198. [Mapped feature: #42714 ]
  • <5> Map: 1841. Hawkridge Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8603 3218 (231m by 303m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE107
  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1497905

Record last edited

Apr 5 2021 9:50PM

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