MMO692 - Medieval field system at Selworthy Combe (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
SS 9260 4749. A small group of banks and ditches at the head of Selworthy Combe are possibly leats and water meadows (catch meadows). [1,2] A possible medieval field system is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The field system is located on the northern slopes of Selworthy Combe and centred at SS 9240 4749. The field system is defined by linear field banks which cover an area that measures 530 metres by 430 metres. At the south of the field system (SS 9242 4730) are three blocks of narrow ridge and furrow visible as earthworks. The field banks were previously interpreted as a watermeadow. [3,4] The area transcribed by the RCZA  is much larger than that transcribed by McDonnell . It is possible that these are two separate features.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SSO282 Aerial photograph: July 1946. LHL 106G.UK.1655. 3014.
- <2> SEM7406 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9247B.
- <3> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70066 026-027 (3 May 1970).
- <4>XY SMO7542 Archive: Dickson, A.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #35155 ]
- <5> SEM8630 Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 5 March 2019.
- <6> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1119224, Extant 11 May 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9239 4750 (505m by 680m) (2 map features)|
|Civil Parish||SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1119224 (Original Monarch entry: 1119224)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11602
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8077
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW54
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119224
- Somerset SMR PRN: 34008
Record last edited
May 11 2022 5:03PM
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