MSO7489 - Post-medieval field system on Monkslade Common (Monument)

Summary

Fragments of a post-medieval field system , comprising rectilinear banked fields with internal traces of cultivation marks, was noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1964.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Banks forming the remains of a field system on Monkslade Common appear on aerial photographs. It appears to have been ploughed. [1-4] The earthwork remains of a fragmented post medieval field system Monkslade Common and the edge of Rodhuish Common comprising rectilinear bank defined fields with traces of cultivation marks within the fields. To the west centred at SS 992 392 are the remains of banks which may be part of the same field system which have been recorded separately as MSO7519. The field system was seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. [5,6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3287, 3288.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-177 99/8806 (September 1971).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR SF 1459/186 (April 1979).
  • <4> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. SS9939D, ST0039.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF F26/543/2821/135-6 27-APR-1964.
  • <6>XY Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE. [Mapped feature: #39691 ]
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1128217, Extant 26 April 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 997 390 (604m by 670m)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish WITHYCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO807
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11410
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE72
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1128217
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33766

Record last edited

Apr 26 2022 12:24PM

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