MSO8361 - Possible medieval or post-medieval farmstead enclosure at Brown Cottage (Monument)


Remains of a semi-circular enclosure surviving partly as current field boundaries, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. It surrounds a small house and has been interpreted as a possible medieval or post-medieval farmstead enclosure.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a semi-circular enclosure partially defined by current field boundaries and the road to the south which surrounds a small house. The feature has been noted because of its possible association with a medieval/post medieval farmstead enclosure common to this area. To the north and west are the remains of the water meadows associated with the Post Medieval farmstead of Lower Court Farm. The enclosure was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. [1] Possibly associated with quarry MSO10082 to the south. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/4330-1 11 April 1947).
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset Historic Environment Record, 23 December 2005.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1166216, Extant 26 April 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1160
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10081
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE97
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1166216
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13918



Grid reference Centred SS 9979 3678 (61m by 44m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Record last edited

Apr 26 2022 2:46PM


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