MMO3793 - Possible medieval field system southeast of Parracombe (Monument)


The scattered remains of possible medieval strip fields can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks, including five areas with parallel lynchets. These may or may not represent the fragments of a continuous field system.

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The scattered remains of possible medieval strip fields are visible to the east of Parracombe village. Five areas with parallel lynchets are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs but some may have been levelled or virtually levelled. They are centred SS 6749 4436, SS 6720 4456, SS 6759 4423, SS 6780 4414 and SS 6759 4443. It is not clear if these represent the fragments of a continuous field system similar to those found to the south and north of Parracombe and which possibly relate to multiple foci of settlement (see MDE10861). [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. 20 December 1999, RCHME: Parracombe, West Devon.
  • <2> Monograph: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 2001. The Field Archaeology of Exmoor. English Heritage. p 116-119; Fig. 4.30.
  • <3> Archive: 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153.



Grid reference Centred SS 6758 4436 (905m by 546m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64SE

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  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE159
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1505805

Record last edited

Jan 27 2020 2:36PM


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