MSO7470 - Ditch farmstead (Monument)

Summary

Ditch farmstead was documented in 1506-1556. The farmhouse was demolished in 1948, but the remains of the cowshed are still visible with exposed roof timbers and two late medieval doorways.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The deserted farmstead of Ditch was noted in the Court Rolls of 1506-1556. [1] Absorbed by Westcott Farm in 1789 and in 1825 the eastern 31 acres was transferred to Newcombe Farm. House pulled down after 1948. Dilapidated cow-shed remains built of cob and stone with original roof timbers and two late medieval doorways. Linhay nearby. [2] Ordnance Survey 1962 6 inch map marks area as "Ditch cottage". [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Collection: DD.X.WIS C.2768.
  • <2> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. 13.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS93NE.
  • <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> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3295.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 97. 8784.
  • <7> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9637.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1128059, Extant 25 April 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9689 3781 (115m by 45m)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11376
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE53
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1128059
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33732

Record last edited

Apr 25 2022 2:55PM

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