MSO7519 - Post-medieval field system on edge of Withycombe Common (Monument)


The remains of a possible post-medieval field system are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a perpendicular banks thought to be part of a post medieval field system, extensive remains of which can be seen further to the east on Monkham Hill (MSO7489). The site appears as perpendicular banks, one part forming three sides of an incomplete rectilinear enclosure. No trace of internal cultivation marks can be seen. The banks were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. [1,2] The Northeastern and northwestern mapped extent of the field system form the old parish boundary between Withycombe and Luxborough Parishes. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/3288 11-APR-1947.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <3> Map: 1840. Withycombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 9908 3914 (392m by 270m) (Centred on)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1196
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE133
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1167798

Record last edited

Apr 30 2018 9:45PM


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