MSO6942 - Disputed possible modern fieldsystem, north east of Warren Farm (Monument)


Slight turf-covered banks north-east of Warren Farm have been suggested as a field system of possible prehistoric date, but appear to be of recent origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Parallel earthwork banks c. 1m wide and 0.25m high, northeast of Warren Farm are alleged to be prehistoric. Two of the banks have been accentuated by leats. There are a number of slight turf-covered banks at this location but they would appear to be of recent origin. [1,2] Upon a site visit, no trace of a prehistoric field system could be identified in a pasture field to the north-east of Warren Farm. A number of slight turf-covered banks are visible, but they seem to be of recent origin. [3] <1> SMR file 33089 (Unassigned). SSO462. <2> McDonnell, R, 1985, Recommendations for the Management…, 45 (site 241) (Report). SSO1384. <3> RCHME, 1996, Exmoor Survey, NMR site SS 74 SE 45 (Survey). SSO1870.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33089.
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R. 1985. Recommendations for the Management…. 45 (site 241).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Wilson-North W R 09-AUG-1994 RCHME Field Investigation..



Grid reference Centred SS 7956 4092 (98m by 132m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10950
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE45
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 867242
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33089

Record last edited

Mar 21 2018 3:25PM


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