MSO6305 - Post-medieval enclosure on Wootton Common (Monument)


The earthwork remains of a post-medieval enclosure, 100 metres by 50 metres, are shown on the Tithe Map of 1844.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a sub rectangular enclosure lie on the south edge of Wootton Common on a steep, south facing slope, centred at SS 9475 4400. It comprises a spread bank, 1 metre high and 1 metre wide, enclosing an area 100 by 50 metres. It is now covered in dense coniferous plantation. The enclosure is recorded on the Tithe map of 1844, but has no parcel number [1] and is also depicted on the 25 inch 1st Edition map [2]. It probably represents post medieval piecemeal enclosure of the Common. [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>XY Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment. [Mapped feature: #46625 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 34(12).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1155320, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10238
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW97
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1155320
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16291



Grid reference Centred SS 9478 4400 (112m by 140m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 2:31PM


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