MSO12559 - Post-medieval building platforms north of Mousehanger (Monument)


Two post-medieval building platforms represent the remains of possible barns or outbuildings that fell into disuse by the end of the 19th Century.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two building platforms lie on the east side of Mousehanger Lane, 150 metres northwest of the deserted farmstead of Mousehanger. The larger of the two, at SS 9085 3249, is 4 by 3 metres, and 1.2 metres deep, cut into the side of the hillside. The other, at SS 9086 3245, is 3 by 2 metres, 0.8 metres deep, and is also cut into the hillside. It is backed by an enclosure hedge. These platforms probably contained barns or outbuildings associated with the farm at Mousehanger. Two buildings are marked on the tithe map at this location [1]. They fell into disuse by the end of the 19th Century [2]. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 57(6).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. H Riley, 1997 RCHME field Investigation.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1099861, Extant 9 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7165
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW40
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1099861
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35766



Grid reference Centred SS 9085 3246 (40m by 84m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Record last edited

May 9 2022 8:51PM


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