MSO7648 - Possible site of medieval Mene, north of West Myne (Monument)


A level terrace at the top of the north facing slope above the coast is reported to be one of the possible sites of the Domesday Manor of Mene.

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Level terrace on the north slope of the coastal ridge immediately above the coastal slope. The rectangular area defined by a low bank enclosing an area approximately 100 metres by 40 metres. Within this the ground is irregular with some stone on the surface although no clear buildings are apparent. [1] It is one of the possible sites of Mene, the Domesday Manor (see also MSO7585, MSO7586 and MSO8022). [2] The area is used for rough grazing and several areas of small stones are visible together with one outcrop. [3] The possible Medieval settlement site referred to above [1-3] is visible as irregular earthworks on aerial photographs but no structures are visible and the earthworks could easily be natural. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. I Burrow, Somerset County Council, 22 May 1979.
  • <2> Article in serial: Osborn, B.. 1983. Parish surveys in Somerset five: Minehead Without. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 5.
  • <3> Unassigned: Webster, Chris. July 1998. Comments from SMRO. Chris Webster, SMR Officer, July 1998.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Dickson, Amanda D. 2007-2009. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment (Severn Estuary NMP).
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4009 (11 July 1946).
  • <6> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133.



Grid reference Centred SS 9303 4862 (157m by 119m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO693
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11445
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW65
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167560
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119230
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33819

Record last edited

Nov 17 2020 2:14PM


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