MSO7472 - Allercotts deserted farmstead, Luxborough (Monument)


The deserted farm of Allercotts dates to the post-medieval period, possibly the 17th Century. The settlement was occupied until 1947 when the houses were pulled down. The house platforms are still visible as earthworks.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Earthworks covering ruined walls of deserted farm site. [1] Also called Raleigh cottages from Raleigh (or Roadway) Wood. Of 17th Century date when they went with Langham and later Nurcombe Farms. Occupied until 1947 then pulled down. Referred to in 1841. [2] Shown on 1904 25 inch Ordnance Survey map in open field. [3] A single building shows at c.SS 97964 37474 on the 1843 Tithe Map for Luxborough. It also appears on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [6,7,3] 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> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, SCPD, 2 December 1976.
  • <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.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, 47(9).
  • <4> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9737.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4333.
  • <6> Map: 1843. Luxborough Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1128066, Extant 25 April 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9796 3747 (94m by 74m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11381
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE55
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1128066
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33737

Record last edited

Apr 25 2022 8:02PM


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