MSO11262 - Medieval or post-medieval site of Redbrooks or Orchard House (Monument)

Summary

The purported site of Redbrooks House, which was later named Orchard House.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Local tradition of earthworks which represented Redbrooks, later Orchard Farm. [1] The Tithe Map for Exford parish shows no farm site but lists an area called "Orchard". [2] "Reddbrookes house" and "the Scite of a house called Otchard House otherwise Redbrooks house" are mentioned in Exmoor forest perambulations of 1651 and 1815. [3] 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>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 7 January 1977. [Mapped feature: #46155 ]
  • <2> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Monograph: MacDermot, E T. 1911. A History of Exmoor Forest. 301 and 423.
  • <4> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 93.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974822, Extant 13 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8161 4045 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6779
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW114
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974822
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33603

Record last edited

Jul 13 2021 11:59AM

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