MSO7457 - North Colly Hill Farmstead (Monument)

Summary

The farmstead was documented in 1506-56, and shown as extant buildings on the Ordnance Survey map of 1891. Derelict barns and the foundations of the farmhouse were visible in 1976, but the field and farm walls were mostly cleared.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

As part of a parish survey Mr Williams has drawn attention to a deserted farm site at North Colly Hill, SS 965 368. (North Collyhill Farm shown as extant buildings on Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1891 at SS 9655 3688). [1] SS 9648 3686. Deserted farmstead of North Colly Hill (and/or South Colly Hill - see MSO7458) indicated in the 1327 Lay Subsidy by the entry of Robert de Goleheye(?). A house and farm buildings are shown on the 1843 Tithe Map. [2,3] A group of derelict barns remain but the house, to the east, has been demolished and only traces of its foundations are left. Most of the field and the farm walls have been cleared. The site was approached by a trackway from the north. (M Aston, fieldwork 2 May 1976) [4] From 1789 at least it was joined with South Colly Hill and the boundary between them cannot now be identified. The house and buildings, now no more than ruins, were occupied until at least 1871. Both North and South Colly Hill Farms included 179 acres of rough pasture on Kennisham Hill. [7] SS 96483686. Former farm of North Colly Hill, mentioned in 1506-56. [8] Earthworks seen on aerial photographs. [9-10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1977. Somerset Archaeology 1976. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 121. 117.
  • <2> Monograph: Dickenson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. Somerset Record Society. Series 3. 247.
  • <3> Map: 1843. Luxborough Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 95.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Luxborough Eve Court Book 1506-56 (SRO DD/X/W15 c/2768).
  • <6> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. 1871 Census Returns.
  • <7> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. 13.
  • <8> Collection: DD.X.WIS C.2768.
  • <9> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9636.
  • <10> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4336.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9651 3688 (149m by 105m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11373
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE22
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36643
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33729

Record last edited

Aug 25 2017 11:18AM

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