MMO583 - Possible medieval farmstead and post-medieval linhay and barn, Knaphindham Rocks (Monument)

Summary

Possible medieval farmstead at Knaphindham. A linhay, barn and yard at Knaphindham Rocks are shown on the Exton Tithe Map of 1838. Associated enclosures are visible on vertical aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A deserted farm site at Knaphindham Rocks was mentioned by Mick Aston in 1977 and recorded in the Somerset SMR. [1] The tithe map for the area shows two buildings in a small enclosure, which are named as a linhay, barn and yard. [2,3] The first edition OS map depicts a single building, probably the barn, in a small enclosure. [4] The remains of the enclosure are preserved as field boundaries, shown on the 1973 Ordnance Survey map. [5] The enclosure and field banks are clearly visible on vertical aerial photographs of the area. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.
  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. M Aston, SCPD, 14 November 1977.
  • <2> Map: 1838. Exton Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Article in serial: Aston, M.. 1983. Deserted Farmsteads on Exmoor and the Lay Subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 127. 71-104.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 57(11).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:2500. 1:25,000. SS 9331.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3156-7 (23 January 1947).
  • <7> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9311 3188 (228m by 257m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish EXTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11300
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7167
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW20
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1095053
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33642

Record last edited

May 4 2020 3:58PM

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