MSO7458 - South Colly Hill Farmstead (Monument)

Summary

The farmstead was documented in 1506-56 and shown as extant buildings on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map of 1891. Only the ruined farmhouse remained in 1976, all other buildings, walls and field boundaries having been removed.

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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 South Colly Hill, SS 963 366. (South Collyhill Farm shown as extant buildings on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, at SS 9640 3657). [1, 11] SS 9640 3656. Deserted farmstead of South Colly Hill (and/or North Colly Hill, MSO7457) indicated in the 1327 Lay Subsidey by the entry of Robert de Goleheye(?). A house and farm buildings are shown on the 1843 Tithe Map. [2,3] Only the farmhouse remains, as a ruin, with its west wall having an inglenook fireplace and a bread oven - ?17th Century. All other buildings, walls and field boundaries have been removed. The site was approached by a holloway from the north (M Aston, fieldwork 2 May 1976). [4] Former farm of South Colly Hill, mentioned in 1506-56. [5] SS 9640 3656. From 1789 at least, it was joined with North Colly Hill and the boundary between them cannot be identified. Ruins of the house, which was still occupied in 1871, stand but there are no farm buildings. [8] Earthworks seen on aerial photographs. [9,10]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <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> Collection: DD.X.WIS C.2768.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Chargot Documents.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. 1871 Census Returns.
  • <8> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. 13.
  • <9> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9636.
  • <10> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4336.
  • <11> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9636 3656 (130m by 148m)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11374
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE23
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36644
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33730

Record last edited

Aug 25 2017 11:21AM

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