MMO992 - Medieval and post-medieval activity at Shircombe, Brompton Regis (Monument)

Summary

A mill, leat and pond, shown on the Ordance Survey 25" map of 1904, are probably of post-medieval date. Medieval pottery was recovered when a clay-built structure on the site was demolished.

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Type and Period (4)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A mill, leat and pond are believed to be post medieval in date. The landowner has demolished a further clay built structure believed to be medieval due to the recovery of medieval pottery. [1] Can be seen on 1904 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. [2] The building(s) thought to the mill could not be postively identified on the 1904 25 inch map [2]. The leat and pond also could not be identified. There is a pond (one of two which still remain today), annotated with "sluice" on the map, to the west of Shircombe. A linear ditch, possibly a post-medieval leat (not on the Ordnance Survey mapping), is visible on vertical aerial photographs. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5,6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 29 November 1976.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, 57 (12).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 1157 (23 January 1947).
  • <4>XY Archive: 1998-1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201. [Mapped feature: #39447 Leat, ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1095019, Extant 9 May 2022.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1133751, Extant 9 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9349 3161 (153m by 153m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (2)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11091
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8877
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9026
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW18
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW61
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1095019
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1133751
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33388

Record last edited

May 9 2022 2:05PM

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