MMO3794 - Medieval field system north, east and west of Bodley (Monument)

Summary

A system of medieval strip 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 north, east and west of Bodley, by Parracombe. 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 appears to extend discontinuously over an area measuring up to 1550 metres east to west by up to 525 metres north to south between Parracombe Lane, the River Haddon, Higher Bodley and Gratton Lane. The fields are centred at SS 6639 4534 and extend over an area defined by the following grid references: SS 6559 4567, SS 6595 4569, SS 6659 4545, SS 6696 4555, SS 6705 4513, SS 6672 4510 and SS 6590 4522. 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 Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999.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: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 2001. The Field Archaeology of Exmoor. English Heritage. pp 116-119; Fig. 4.30.
  • <3>XY Archive: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153. [Mapped features: #34753 ; #34754 ; #34755 ; #34756 ; #34757 ; #34758 ; #34759 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1505822, Extant 4 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6636 4540 (1555m by 637m) (7 map features)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE124
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1505822

Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 9:23AM

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