MSO11630 - Smallcombe, south of Bickham Wood (Monument)


A linhay and pond are shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There was a small holding of 49 acres in 1844 here but with only a cottage. The farm has disappeared. [1] The holding is shown on the Tithe Map for Timberscombe. A building stands at c. SS 9436 4080 within a small subdivided field parcel labelled 465; a pond is shown just to the north, at SS 94354083. The Apportionment describes 465 as "Linhay pond waste and two Courts", owned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Bart. and occupied by William Oatway. [2] The building had been removed by the time the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map was surveyed. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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. 100.
  • <2>XY Map: 1843. Timberscombe Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 465. [Mapped feature: #46618 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9436 4081 (59m by 70m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8314
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW43
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1086573
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34130

Record last edited

Aug 18 2020 11:50AM


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