MMO556 - Deserted farm at South Hill (Monument)


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 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981.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.



Grid reference Centred SS 9038 3924 (174m by 179m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW

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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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