MMO556 - Deserted farm at South Hill (Monument)

Summary

A farm at South Hill is shown on the Tithe Map of 1842 and shows as a series of small enclosures and a ruined building on the Ordnance Survey map of 1962. Two probable related field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A farm at South Hill is shown on the tithe map as a holding of some 41 acres. [2] It was later marked as a series of small enclosures and a ruined building on the 6"map of 1962 leading to the classification of a deserted farmstead. [3] Also mentioned in 1826 and 1836. [4] Two linear banks, probably field boundaries relating to this farmstead, are visible on vertical aerial photographs and plotted during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. [5,6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Somerset CC SMR 29 Sep 1986.
  • <2> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6" sheet SS93NW. 6" 1962.
  • <4> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farmsteads on Exmoor and the 1327 lay subsidy. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 91.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 F63 0149-50 27-APR-1964.
  • <6> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9038 3924 (174m by 179m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11188
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9270
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW27
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1089154
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33518

Record last edited

Nov 21 2014 9:56AM

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