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 Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map and shown as a building and small enclosures. [1] Building remains, short bank and possibly a barn still in use. [2,3] 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. The barns were still in use in the late 19th century [7], and were in use by Leigh Farm in 1998 [8]. [9] N.B. This record has been separated from MMO584 and MSO8586 (latter now deleted). [10] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SW.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1971. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 91, September. 8698.
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9032D.
  • <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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1890. 1:2500 1st edition, sheet Somerset. 57(6).
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:2500. 1:25,000. SS9032.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME, 1998.
  • <10> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 7 January 2013.
  • <11> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1095064, Extant 9 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MMO584
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8586
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW24
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1095064
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34258



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

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Record last edited

May 9 2022 2:55PM


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