MSO11864 - Possible post-medieval field system and enclosures on Luccombe Hill (Monument)


A possible field system was noted on aerial photographs. A field visit suggested the marks may have been caused by a recent fence line and patterns caused by vegetation.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Low indistinct banks forming small irregular enclosures and possibly field boundaries on the north side of Luccombe Hill. Also three sides of a huge rectangular enclosure formed by straight regular banks or walls. [1] The field boundaries may extend into Wootton Courtenay parish (MMO529) although they do not appear as regular. [3] Field investigation revealed a fairly recent fence line (some wooden posts remained), and patterns caused by vegetation. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3177 and 3178.
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9043A, SS9143A.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 27 June 1984.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1086668, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7432
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW64
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1086668
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34442



Grid reference Centred SS 9117 4361 (1065m by 597m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 1:53PM


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