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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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. [1] The enclosure is recorded on the Tithe map of 1844, but has no parcel number [2] and is also depicted on the 25 inch 1st Edition map [3]. It probably represents post medieval piecemeal enclosure of the Common. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <2>XY Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment. [Mapped feature: #46625 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 34(12).
  • <4> Archive: English Heritage. National Monuments Record / AMIE / Monarch / National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry - viewable via Pastscape. 1155320.



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

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10238
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW97
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1155320
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16291

Record last edited

Jul 29 2020 1:43PM


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