MSO8302 - Clicket Farm, Timberscombe (Monument)


The medieval origin of Clicket farmstead is implied by the Lay Subsidy of 1327. It is shown as a small settlement on the Tithe Map of 1844. The site now comprises ruined buildings, a hollow way, a possible mill site and a number of enclosures.

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Good earthworks of a deserted farm exist at Clicket, SS 963 395, in Timberscombe parish. Possibly medieval. [1] SS 962396. Deserted site of Clicket, indicated in the 1327 Lay Subsidy (under Porlock) by the entry of Nicholas Cliket. [2] It is shown on the 1844 Tithe Map as a small settlement, part of Allercot. [3] On the ground there is a holloway running parallel with the stream lined with ruined buildings, a possible mill site and a number of enclosures. There are many exaggerated local traditions about the former size of the hamlet (M Aston, fieldwork 12th February 1977 and 18th January 1878). [4] The site is depicted and labelled on 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [6] Some of the buildings appear to be shown as ruins on 2018 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Article in serial: Aston, M.. 1978. Research in 1977: (b) Fieldwork - Somerset. Medieval Village Research Group. 25. pp 14-16. 15.
  • <2> Monograph: Dickenson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. Somerset Record Society. Series 3. 246.
  • <3> Map: 1843. Timberscombe Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment. DD Rt 437.
  • <4> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 100.
  • <5> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 151 (2008), 'Clicket, a co-location of habitation', p159-164 (R Sandover).
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #39676 ]
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred SS 9626 3950 (93m by 164m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11623
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE17
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36638
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34123

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Jan 28 2020 1:06PM


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