MSO7461 - Possible farmstead northeast of Kingsbridge (Monument)


The remains of a possible longhouse, visible as an earthwork platform with projecting stonework. Two other small building sites lie adjacent, and the area is surrounded by enclosure earthworks.

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SS 984379. The remains of at least one building, probably a longhouse, remaining as an earthwork platform with nettles and projecting stonework, was discovered near Kingsbridge by E Williams. To the east are probable building sites and all around are the earthworks of enclosures. [1] "Features on the ground suggest the site of an old farm-house, possibly a long house, dating back perhaps to the 15th Century and two other small buildings, together with a track leading past the site." (Williams gives the NGR SS 98463739 for this site but it is shown on his location map of the parish closer to the NGR given by Aston - [1]). May be the site of Perley Farm, although Perley barn is further to the north (MSO7488). [2] Longhouse in centre, dug into at north and terraced at south end. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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.
  • <2> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. 12, 14.
  • <3> Unassigned: Aston, M. 07.02.78. Somerset County Council.



Grid reference Centred SS 984 379 (97m by 87m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11383
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE28
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36648
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33739

Record last edited

Feb 11 2013 10:57AM


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