MSO8345 - Hazelry Farmstead, Treborough (Monument)


The medieval origin of Hazelry farmstead was shown as a farmhouse with 170 acres on the Tithe Map of 1841. A barn, a building platform, extensive abandoned field banks and an associated field gutter system have been noted.

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Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Deserted Farm site, Hazery, Treborough, SS 995360. Earthworks include a probable long house and extensive abandoned field banks. (Remains of the long house are shown on OS 6" 1962 at SS 99583595; 'Hazery Plantation' is adjacent. Aston implies likely dating back to medieval times). [1-2] SS 996360. Deserted farmstead of Hazery, in the 1327 Lay Subsidy (a) by the entry of Hugh de Herlyngeswithe and Henry of the same. On the 1841 Tithe Map it was an estate of 170 acres with farmhouse. There are clear earthworks of a range of buildings aligned east-west on the north side of a stream. There is a barn with round pillars to the east and the farmhouse probably stood to the west of this, where there is a large platform with a large stone slab in the centre. (M Aston, fieldwork 9th May 1976 and 15th March 1977). [3-5] Associated with the deserted medieval farmstead described by the previous authorities are the fragmented remains of a water meadow system surviving as a few ditches running parallel with the hillside. These were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. [4]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1977. Somerset Archaeology 1976. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 121. 119.
  • <2> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1977. Medieval Village Research Group Annual Report. 25. 15.
  • <3> Monograph: Dickenson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. Somerset Record Society. Series 3. 248.
  • <4> Map: 1841. Treborough Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> 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.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 99. 8810.
  • <7> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3334.
  • <9> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9935.



Grid reference Centred SS 9945 3603 (623m by 321m) (Centred on)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO201
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11637
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE18
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36639
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34138

Record last edited

Apr 30 2020 12:20PM


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