MSO10963 - 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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Full Description

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 idicate 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]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unassigned: Somerset County Council. Sites and Monuments Record File 33102.
  • <2> Survey: RCHME. 1995. Exmoor Survey. NMR site SS 73 NW 25.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Webster, C. Somerset County Council. April 1998.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1889. 1st Edition Extract Map of Simonsbath.



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

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33102

Record last edited

Mar 20 2014 3:03PM


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