MSO8577 - Modern sheepwash on Bye Hill (Monument)


A possible barn, still extant, was thought to be noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947. Further investigation showed that this was, infact, a more recent sheepwash.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An east to west linear group of three very small enclosures or building remains, bank or broken walls. [1-3] It may be a barn with associated structures. [4] Nothing is visible on the 1947 aerial photograph and the site is described as a sheep wash on the modern Ordnance Survey map. It is a modern wooden steel structure. [2,3,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6] The sheep dip is depicted and labelled on the 2021 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8935.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . CPE/UK/1980 4349 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . SCPD/HSL/UK 71-177 Run 89, 8661 (September 1971).
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 6 May 1984.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset HER, site visit, 26 November 2006.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974623, Extant 13 September 2021.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #41695 ]

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11695
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE50
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974623
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34254



Grid reference Centred SS 8921 3559 (13m by 4m)
Map sheet SS83NE

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Record last edited

Sep 13 2021 9:41PM


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