MMO994 - Medieval or post-medieval activity near Howetown Farm (Monument)

Summary

Earthworks of field banks, field gutters, a trackway and a possible building platform of medieval or later date, visible on vertical aerial photographs between Combeshead and Howetown Farms.

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Type and Period (5)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Earthworks of a medieval or later date are visible on vertical aerial photographs between Combeshead and Howetown Farms. The features include a double banked trackway, 300 metres long at SS 9373 3268. Abutting this trackway are several linear banks, running parallel with the contours, which may be silted up field gutters. A possible building platform lies in the field immediately to the southeast of Howetown Farm, at SS 9374 3294. Several linear field banks are visible in the fields surrounding the two farms. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3156-7 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 4030-1 (19 May 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. SCC CS969 9698-9 (5 November 1981).
  • <4> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9369 3285 (733m by 590m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9028
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW63
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133753

Record last edited

Dec 6 2016 9:23PM

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