MSO12319 - Possible post-medieval clay pit and cropmark enclosures at Claypit Plantation (Monument)

Summary

The name "Claypit Plantation" may suggest the original use for this piece of land. Aerial photographs show linear cropmarks to the north of the pond and wood that may form an enclosure, which may or may not be related.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ordnance Survey map marks 'Claypit Plantation' with a pond to the southeast. [1] Aerial photographs show linear cropmarks to the north of the pond and wood that may form an enclosure. [2] The plantation is not shown on the Tithe Map for Timberscombe. A field boundary existed running c.southwest to northeast, parallel to and c.40 metres south of the current plantation. [3] Claypit Plantation is depicted and labelled on the 1st Edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1974. 1:10,000 scale map: 1974. 1:10000. SS94SW.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1996. DAP AAU03, 04.
  • <3> Map: 1843. Timberscombe Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46641 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9437 4234 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35501

Record last edited

Nov 23 2020 2:46PM

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