MSO7472 - Allercotts deserted farmstead (Monument)

Summary

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

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. 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 OS 25"map in open field. [3] A single building shows at c.SS9796437474 on the 1843 Tithe Map for Luxborough. It also appears on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [6,7,3]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unassigned: Aston, M. 02.12.76. Somerset County Council. Aston M, SCPD, 02-DEC-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. 1904. 25" sheet. 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. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9796 3747 (94m by 74m)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Apr 27 2020 2:48PM

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