MSO10963 - Post-medieval pound in Simonsbath (Monument)


The site of a pound, likely of post-medieval date. This was not recognised during field survey, and as it is not visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey mapping, it was likely disused prior to 1889.

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The remains of a pound in Simonsbath. [1] There was no trace of such a feature during field investigation. To the west are a group of cottages, one of which is called "Pound Cottage". [2] There is nothing in the Somerset Sites and Monuments Record to indicate the origin of this record. [3] "Pound Cottages" are annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. As the pound is not indicated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, it is implied that this feature was out of use by 1889. [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]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unassigned: Somerset County Council. Sites and Monuments Record File 33102.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 December 1994.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. C Webster, Somerset County Council, April 1998.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1889. 1st Edition Extract Map of Simonsbath.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1099607, Extant 27 September 2021.



Grid reference SS 773 392 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6920
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1099607
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33102

Record last edited

Sep 27 2021 10:19PM


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