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)

Protected Status

  • 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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Anonymous. 1800-1899. Manor of Wootton Courtney. [1538-1553].
  • <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. 1854-1901. 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.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1086567, Extant 24 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9471 4325 (307m by 446m)
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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1086567
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34356

Record last edited

May 24 2022 1:07PM


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