MSO7003 - Possible post-medieval ridge and furrow east of Kinsford Cottages (Monument)


Evidence of alleged narrow ridge and furrow could not be found during field investigation in 1995.

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Full Description

SS 745 373 Narrow rig ploughing in the northwest half of a field located to the east of Kinsford Cottages. The rest of the area was marked out, but never ploughed. [1] In 1981 it was noted that the area had been ploughed and reseeded so that the earthworks were no longer visible. [2] SS 726 380 Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) in 1995 found no trace of this alleged narrow rig ploughing on gently sloping ground in a pasture field. The western part of the field was seen to be reverting to rough grass and rushes. [3-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Technical drawing: McDonnell, R. 1981. Description and sketch plan. [Mapped feature: #40841 ]
  • <2> Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. and Murless, B.. 1982. Somerset Archaeology 1981. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 126. 69-91. 84.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 August 1995.
  • <4> Report: Field report for monument SS 73 NW 29 - August, 1995 .
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 909543, Extant 29 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 745 373 (471m by 382m)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10987
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW29
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 909543
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33126

Record last edited

Nov 29 2021 9:39PM


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