MMO673 - Stolford deserted farmstead (Monument)

Summary

The deserted farmstead of Stolford is visible on aerial photographs taken 1971 and believed to be of a post-medieval date. Field gutters and a linear field bank are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964.

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Type and Period (4)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The deserted farmstead of Stolford is known from air photos of 1971 and believed to be of a post-medieval date. [2] Parallel field gutters, probably part of a catch meadow irrigation system associated with the farm, and a linear field bank of probable post medieval date, were visible on vertical air photographs taken in 1964. [5] Stolford has now almost completely disappeared. Only the fragmentary remains of the rear wall of a building survive at SS 9897 3207. An amorphous platform area is just discernible in front of the wall, but this is probably largely due to the removal of the building and the levelling off of the site. [6] The farmstead is depicted on Kings Brompton Tithe Map [8].

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9832.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: KING, LK. Aerial photograph. SCPD.HSL.UK 71-177 run 99, 2213.
  • <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> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 0284-5 27-APR-1964.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. R Wilson-North 7 Sep 1998 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <7> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <8> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9875 3190 (522m by 410m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11861
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8898
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE23
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1118238
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34439

Record last edited

Jul 30 2018 12:36PM

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