MSO7544 - Post-medieval lynchet in Moor Wood (Monument)


A substantial stony lynchet depicted on historic mapping was recorded during field investigation.

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Protected Status

Full Description

SS 9596 4729. A sustantial stony lynchet lies in Moor Wood, between SS 95932 4725 and SS 9599 47346. It is 5 metres wide by 1 metre high and runs for 93 metres across the head of a small combe. It is depicted on the Ordnance Survey map of 1902-4 and a map of 1842 and is part of a field system which predates the late 19th Century tree planting. It was recorded as part of the RCHME survey of the ENPA holding on North Hill. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 1997. The field archaeology of North Hill: An archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park holding. RCHME. SS 94 NE 69, p24. [Mapped feature: #46211 p10]
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102482, Extant 10 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12443
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NE69
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102482
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35644



Grid reference Centred SS 9596 4729 (73m by 107m)
Map sheet SS94NE

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Record last edited

May 10 2022 11:30AM


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