MMO655 - Blagdon Cottages (Monument)

Summary

Historic mapping shows the original site of Blagdon Cottages, which now appear to survive as ruins.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Blagdon Cottages are shown and described, immediately east of Blagdon Cross on Ordnance Survey mapping of 1889. [1] The cottages are again shown on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] Nothing is shown at the same location on current Ordnance Survey mapping and the cottages appear to have been reduced to a linear bank or wall by the time vertical aerial photographs taken in 1947. It was mapped during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. [4,5] The Tithe Map for Cutcombe shows the site as a small land parcel abutting the road. No house is depicted but the plot is annotated 561, which the accompanying Apportionment describes as a cottage and garden owned by Thomas Evans and occupied by John Bennett and George Hole. This suggests a building was located here at this time. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 46.7.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . Ordnance Survey current edition 1:10,000 mapping, sheet SS 93 NW.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4299-300 11-APR-1947.
  • <5> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <6> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 561.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9157 3940 (81m by 56m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12629
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9221
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW66
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1105344
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35840

Record last edited

Aug 31 2016 10:31AM

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