MMO3795 - Medieval strip field system west of Newground Lane (Monument)

Summary

Part of an extensive system of medieval strip fields is visible as two parallel lynchets on aerial photographs. The system of fields is around what appear to be multiple foci of settlement in and around Parracombe.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Part of a system of medieval strip fields is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Two curving parallel lynchets are situated by Newground Lane to the north of Churchtown, Parracombe. They are centred at SS 6755 4539. The lynchets may 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]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 2001. The Field Archaeology of Exmoor. English Heritage. 116-119; Fig. 4.30.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. 20 December 1999, RCHME: Parracombe, West Devon.
  • <3>XY Archive: 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153. [Mapped feature: #34752 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6758 4539 (192m by 137m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE125
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1505823

Record last edited

Sep 30 2020 10:04AM

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