MSO8322 - Late 19th or early 20th Century ruined building northwest of Fernhill (Monument)


A rectangular area of stone rubble. It represents the remains of a building of uncertain function but possibly a field barn dating from the late 19th or early 20th Century. It may be associated with Fernhill to the southeast.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At SS 9239 4114, some 80 metres to the northwest of Fernhill (MSO10234), are the slight remains of a rectangular building. It comprises an area of stone rubble measuring 10.6 metres by 5.8 metres and 0.4 metres high. It seems to have been used as a dump for later field clearance. The building is of unknown date and function. It may be associated with Fernhill, or equally may be an isolated field barn. [1] The northeastern extent of the structure is also visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards for circa 6 metres. It was transcribed from the aerial photographs during the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. [2,3] The building is not depicted on the Tithe Map for Luccombe, nor on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [4,5] The remains are visible on the 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force. This may suggest a late 19th or early 20th Century date for the structure. [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 July 1997.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3230-1 (11 April 1947).
  • <3>XY Archive: Hegarty, C.. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #39981 ]
  • <4> Map: Collard Cox, W.. 1841. Luccombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1087543, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO546
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10235
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW93
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1087543
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16288



Grid reference Centred SS 9239 4114 (9m by 8m)
Map sheet SS94SW
Historic Parish LUCCOMBE

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 2:15PM


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