MMO3792 - Medieval field system southwest of Parracombe (Monument)

Summary

A system of medieval strip fields extends to the southwest of Parracombe village. The fields are defined by curving parallel lynchets and are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Some may have been levelled or virtually levelled.

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Full Description

A system of medieval strip fields extends to the southwest of Parracombe village. The fields are defined by curving parallel lynchets and are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs but some may have been levelled or virtually levelled. The field system extends over an area measuring up to 780 metres north to south by 785 metres east to west between East Hill, Rowley Cross, Ley's Lane and the edge of Parracombe village. The field system is centred at SS 6632 4463 and extends over an area within the following grid references: SS 6596 4501, SS 6633 4494, SS 6661 4471, SS 6626 4414, SS 6601 4427 and SS 6611 4472. The fields form part of an extensive system of fields around what appear to be multiple foci of settlement in and around Parracombe (see MDE10861). [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. RCHME: Parracombe, West Exmoor, 20 December 1999.
  • <2> Monograph: Cook, H. + Williamson, T.. 2007. Water Meadows: History, Ecology and Conservation. Windgather Press. 1st Edition. 1-7, 28-9.
  • <3>XY Archive: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153. [Mapped features: #34747 ; #34748 ; #34749 ; #34750 ; #34751 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1505794, Extant 4 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6629 4458 (629m by 890m) (5 map features)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE158
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1505794

Record last edited

Nov 4 2021 12:16PM

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