MMO749 - Medieval or post-medieval earthworks surrounding Ford Farm (Monument)

Summary

Ridge and furrow, field boundaries and drainage features of probable medieval or post-medieval date seen as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1977.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Medieval or post-medieval field boundaries are visible as earthworks on vertical air photographs, in fields surrounding Ford Farm. A field of ridge and furrow is visible at SS 9748 3440. [1] The site was visited in March 2013. It is mapped as three separate areas in the HER. Nothing is visible in the field of the eastern boundary marked in the HER and it has probably been ploughed out. The western area, west of Ford Farm was not visited as part of this survey, although from a distance it looked like improved pasture. The area of the site shown on the west side of the valley to the south of Ford Farm contains two linear earthwork contour features which may be the remnants of a catch water meadow system. On the eastern side of this valley there is an earthwork bank, probably a former field boundary running north-south. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3149-50 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL/77037 223 26-NOV-1977.
  • <3> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. S Blaylock, 13 March 2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9765 3418 (512m by 823m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8943
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE76
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1121129

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 2:55PM

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