MSO7007 - Post-medieval plantation on Woolcombe Allotment (Monument)


An area of ridging on steep slopes on the south side of Sherdon Water. It covers approximately 2.3 hectares and has been interpreted as either narrow ridge and furrow or, more likely, tree planting ridges.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 7900 3422 on steep north facing slopes on the south side of Sherdon Water is an area of ridging covering some 2.3 hectares. The ridging runs up and down the slope and may either be narrow ridge and furrow or more likely tree planting ridges. To the east, a single catchwater leat runs around the spur towards Barcombe. Observed from Sherdon Cottage during the course of field investigation. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2] The site is marked "New Plantation" on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1995. [Mapped feature: #47551 ]
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 923018, Extant 25 September 2021.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference SS 7900 3422 (point)
Map sheet SS73SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12294
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE31
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 923018
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35398

Record last edited

Sep 25 2021 9:11PM


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