MMO806 - Post-medieval field system on Withiel Hill (Monument)

Summary

The earthwork remains of an extensive field system of post-medieval date comprising banked rectilinear fields, an enclosed trackway and traces of cultivation marks within the fields.

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Full Description

A field system noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1971. [1,2,6] The extensive earthwork remains of a post medieval field system on Withiel Hill which consists of banked rectilinear enclosures with traces of cultivation marks within many of the fields. The narrow ridge and furrow cultivation is described separately in record MSO8957. The field system is cut through by a trackway known as the Herepath Saxon Trackway (SS93NE 33) which is defined in part by the field system with traces of extensive use and re-use. The trackway is aligned roughly east-west and marks the line of the parish boundary between the parishes of Treborough/Luxborough and Bompton Regis. The field system and trackway were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. [3]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: KING, LK. Aerial photograph. CPE.UK.1980 3334-3335 April 1947.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: KING, LK. Aerial photograph. SCPD HSL.UK.71-177 run 99, 8810 Sept 1971.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/3333-6 11-APR-1947.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/3320-1 11-JUL-1946.
  • <5> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NE. AF1133887.
  • <6> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9835, 9935.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9939 3548 (1914m by 1261m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish TREBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11407
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7487
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE70
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1128212
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33763

Record last edited

May 28 2019 4:00PM

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