MMO671 - Deserted medieval farm of Thorn (Monument)

Summary

A deserted medieval farm site, mentioned in the lay subsidy of 1327. There are several possible sites in this area but very little is visible from the ground. A linear system of possible drainage ditches is visible on aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A deserted medieval farm site. Adam atte Thorne is mentioned in the lay subsidy of 1327. [1,5] The tithe map of 1840 shows two fields named "Great Thorn Close" and "Higher Thorne Close", but no buildings are shown. [2] Higher Thorn Close is mentioned on the OS 6" map of 1962. [3] There are several possible sites for a medieval farmstead in this area, but very little is visible from the ground. [4] A linear system of ditches, possibly drainage, is visible on aerial photographs of the area. [6]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <1> Unassigned: Dennison, E, Somerset County Council. 9/10/1987. p177, 182.
  • <2> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SE.
  • <4> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 88.
  • <5> Monograph: Glasscock, R.E. (editor). 1975. The Lay Subsidy of 1334. Oxford University Press. 11. 265.
  • <6> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9533.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3341.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 95. 8754.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9550 3469 (377m by 410m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11096
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8894
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE32
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1118220
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33393

Record last edited

Nov 21 2014 9:58AM

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