MSO11676 - Medieval and post-medieval Little Bradley Farmstead (Monument)
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Aston argues that a medieval farmstead at Little Bradley, may be indicated in the 1327 Lay Subsidy by the entry of Richard de Bradleghe.  Named on 1962 Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division map and shown as characteristic small enclosures.  Two walls of building forming right angle and part of small banked enclosures seen on aerial photographs. [3-5] The tithe map of 1838 shows three buildings situated in various closes, and the accompanying award details that Little Bradley was a holding of 84 acres.  By 1978 the farm buildings were no longer in use. Ruined buildings shown on 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey map but not named.  Little Bradley is shown on the early 19th Century Ordnance Survey drawings.  The site is named as East Bradley on a county map of 1822.  Little Bradley was still in existence in 1888 and 1902.  The mention of Richard de Bradleghe in the 1327 Lay Subsidy  does not necessarily indicate that Little Bradley was in existence at this time. It may may equally refer to the deserted site at Bradley (see MSO11735) or the current farm of Great Bradley at SS 858 341 (MEM15210).  The ruinous structures of Little Bradley are clearly visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 864 340. Earthworks about 130 metres to the south may indicate that the settlement was more extensive than previously thought. [14-15]
- <1> SSO742 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> SSO1694 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. SS83SE.
- <3> SSO264 Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-178. 87/8633.
- <4> SSO289 Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3350,33588.
- <5> SSO708 Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 8634A and 8633A.
- <6> SSO710 Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
- <7> SSO1440 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 SS83SE.
- <8> SSO1039 Monograph: Dickenson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. Somerset Record Society. Series 3.
- <9> SSO1522 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1802-4 3", sheet 42(1).
- <10> SSO1211 Map: Greenwood. 1822. Greenwood's County map of Somerset. 76.
- <11>XY SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888, Somerset 57(1). [Mapped feature: #47162 ]
- <12> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1902, Somerset 57(1).
- <13> SSO1871 Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 83 SE 19.
- <14> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 4258-9 (11 July 1946).
- <15> SMO7581 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8637 3401 (118m by 127m)|
|Civil Parish||WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO128
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8540
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE19
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 35800
- Somerset SMR PRN: 34235
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