MSO11699 - Siderfin deserted farm north of South Hill, Winsford (Monument)


A post-medieval barn and outbuilding near Winsford, currently used by Leigh Farm. Two buildings are shown on the Tithe Map of 1839.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Siderfin" printed on OSAD 6" map and shown as a building and small enclosures. [1] Building remains, short bank and possibly a barn still in use. [2] Not mentioned in Aston's list of deserted settlements. [4] The site is not shown on the early 19th century large scale maps. [5] Two buildings, which appear to be a barn and a small outbuilding, are depicted on the Tithe map of 1839. They are named as "barn\court etc." and occupied by Sarah Edbrooke, who also held the farm of East Mousehanger, a mile to the east. [6] This suggests that Siderfins operated as an outfarm rather than as a farm in its own right. [7] The barns were still in use in the late 19th century. [8] In the 1970s the barns were in use by Leigh Farm. [9] N.B. This record has been separated from MMO584 and MSO8586 (latter now deleted). [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SW.
  • <2> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9032.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: 1971. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 91, September. 8698.
  • <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. 100-101.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1802-3 3", sheet 42(1).
  • <6> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7> Survey: RCHME. 1998. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 93 SW 24.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1890. 1:2500 1st edition, sheet Somerset. 57(6).
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:2500, sheet SS 9032.
  • <10> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove 07/01/2013.



Grid reference Centred SS 9009 3238 (84m by 38m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MMO584
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8586
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW24
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1095064
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34258

Record last edited

Nov 21 2014 10:19AM


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