MSO11282 - Possible deserted farm of Lower Wellshead (Monument)

Summary

A farm area with this name is shown on the 1840 Tithe Map but no buildings are depicted.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Tithe Map from 1840 calls this area of farmland 'Higher and Lower Wellshead' but no homestead is shown for Lower Wellshead. It may have lain to the south of Higher Wellshead, which still survives. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> 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.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974455, Extant 23 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8285 3980 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6759
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW34
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974455
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33623

Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 4:02PM

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