MSO10478 - Post-medieval field boundaries northwest of Vemplett's Cross (Monument)


An aerial photograph taken in 1995 appeared to show linear cropmarks extending from a sub-rectangular enclosure; however, historic mapping suggests these features may represent post-medieval field boundaries.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Linear cropmarks oriented northwest to southeast extending from a sub rectangular enclosure in the southeast corner of the field. [1] The Tithe Map for Nettlecombe shows that a field boundary originally ran between c. ST 0446 3882 and ST 0460 3868, from where it split in two to form a field adjacent to the crossroads north of Templett's Cross. The boundary appears to occupy the same area as the majority of the cropmarks noted above. [2] The field boundaries had mostly been removed by the time the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map was surveyed, although the northwesternmost portion was still extant. [3] The field boundaries are no longer depicted on modern MasterMap data. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 1995. DAP YJ 20-23.
  • <2> Map: 1839. Nettlecombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred ST 0457 3870 (220m by 261m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 24500

Record last edited

Aug 29 2017 9:18PM


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