MSO8092 - Medieval or post-medieval field system southwest of Henners Combe (Monument)


The remains of a field system, probably of medieval or early post-medieval date, comprising a massive lynchet of 1.8 metres with a smaller one nearby. Both have been spread by ploughing.

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Centred at SS 92042 48345 is a field system comprising a massive lynchet 1.8 metres high running west to east with a second field bank 0.6 mtres high running north to south from it. Both features are very spread by later agricultural improvements. They are presumably medieval or early post-medieval in date. [1] The medieval and / or post-medieval field system referred to above [1] is visible as slight earthworks on aerial photographs. The field banks are centred at SS 9207 4836 and comprise of a large bank orientated east to west which measures 345 metres long and 5 metres wide. The second bank extends 150 metres south from the larger one at SS 9204 4837 and measures about 5 metres wide. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 April 1998.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 161-162 (17 April 1979).
  • <3>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #40034 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 92054 48299 (406m by 227m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW135
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167624
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1131103
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35856

Record last edited

Nov 2 2020 10:36PM


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