MSO6288 - Ranscombe Settlement and medieval bridge (Place)


A decayed bridge at Ranyscombe is mentioned in the Court Rolls of 1538-53.

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Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A decayed bridge at Ranyscombe is mentioned in the Court Rolls of 1538-53: "Bridge of Ranyscombe decayed and town of Ranyscombe". [1] The historic extent of Ranscombe has been mapped using maps available to the HER. It should be noted that the settlement may have extended beyond the polygonised area. [3-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Anonymous. 1538-1553. Translation of Court Rolls from Henry VIII to Mary I.
  • <2> Report: Milby, S.. 2010. Timberscombe to Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor, Somerset. P.1.
  • <3> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1929. County Series, 3rd Edition 25 inch map. 1:25,000.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9471 4325 (307m by 446m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11784
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW40
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1086567
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34356

Record last edited

Aug 3 2020 2:59PM


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