MSO11189 - Hill Barn, Cutcombe (Monument)


The barn is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small enclosures and pond shown on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map - site of abandoned barn. [1] Marked "Hill Barn (Barn)" on Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. [2] Rectangular roofless building in small square enclosure with short curving bank. [3-5] Only earthworks remain at the site - there is a pond with a substantial platform next to it and the vague outlines of the barn shown as just a few courses of stone. [6] Hill Barn is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch mapping of 1888. A three celled barn is depicted between two hedged paddocks or yards, one to the north, one to the south. At the southern end of the the latter is a large pond. [7] The remains of Hill Barn are as described above. They seem to represent a former outfarm, probably associated with the enclosing of Harwood Brakes. [8] In private ownership [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS94SW.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Somerset 46(3).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9240.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4298.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: 1971. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 93. 8729.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 9 October 1987.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888, Somerset 46(3). [Mapped feature: #46612 ]
  • <8> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 July 1997.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.



Grid reference Centred SS 9240 4067 (45m by 62m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9249
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW46
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1086588
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33519

Record last edited

Jul 28 2020 4:07PM


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