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


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.



Grid reference SS 8161 4045 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW

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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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