MSO7170 - 20th Century building remains north of Broad Lane (Monument)


The remains of a building within a small enclosure are not marked on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, and are probably of 20th Century origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a post-medieval building on the north side of Broad Lane has been noted on aerial photographs. [1,2] At SS 93436 33760 is a small barn, constructed with timber and corrugated iron. The earthwork remains of an enclosure 20 by 15 metres are discernible in the rank vegetation. The building and enclosure are not marked on the Exton Tithe Map of 1838 [3] or the Ordnance Survey 25 inch 1st Edition map of 1889 [4]. The building and enclosure are depicted on the current large scale mapping of the area, suggesting that they are of 20th Century origin [5]. [6] The features are also not shown on the 2nd Edition mapping. [7] The 2010 aerial photograph shows that the small barn mentioned above appears to be ruinous. [9] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9333B.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1971. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 93. 8722.
  • <3> Map: 1838. Exton Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 57 (8).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:2500. 1:25,000. SS 9333.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Somerset 57(8).
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93NW.
  • <9> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 19 December 2012.
  • <10> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1095097, Extant 9 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11859
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW28
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1095097
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34437



Grid reference Centred SS 9345 3376 (79m by 56m) Centred on
Map sheet SS93SW

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Record last edited

May 9 2022 7:59PM


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