MMO562 - Post-medieval farmstead south of Triscombe Wood (Monument)


An apparent deserted farm site, south of Triscombe Wood, is visible as ruined buildings on aerial photographs taken in 1947. Nothing could not be located during field investigation in 1997, in an area of improved pasture.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A review of available aerial photographs by McDonnell notes walls forming small enclosures and possible building remains south of Triscombe Wood. [1-3] The NGR cited by source 1 (SS 920 374) falls in an improved pasture field where no surface evidence could be found of any archaeological features. [4,5] The remains of several conjoined buildings are visible on vertical aerial photographs, immediately to the south of a modern hedge at SS 9207 3735. To the west at SS 9202 3734, is a large amorphous feature (approximately 20 metres by 25 metres). These features are considered likely to be the remains of a deserted post-medieval farmstead. [2,6] Not mentioned in Aston's list of deserted settlements. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. SS 9237a.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3302-3 (11 April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-177 93/8726 (September 1971).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 November 1997.
  • <5> Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 93 NW 37.
  • <6> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <7> 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. 93.



Grid reference Centred SS 9204 3734 (72m by 38m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Related Events/Activities (3)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11854
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7178
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW37
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1089203
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34432

Record last edited

Apr 9 2018 3:30PM


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