MSO8642 - Eyreland Farmstead, Withycombe (Monument)


A deserted farmstead is shown on historic mapping. There are still some barns extant, which are situated on a small platform on the valley side.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Eyreland. Deserted farm site visible on aerial photographs. Derelict buildings and enclosures. [1-3] The settlement is called"Harelands" on the 1888 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, and the settlement was presumably abandoned shortly after this date. [4] "Eyreland" and "well" printed on OSAD 6 inch map together with characteristic small enclosures. [5] Also shown on 1904 6 inch Ordnance Survey map. [6] There was a farmstead here in 1840 but it is now deserted except for barns. These are situated on a small platform on the valley side. [7,8] The deserted settlement of Eyreland is clearly visible on aerial photographs. [9,10] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4328.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1981. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 4909.
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. ST0038.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" ST03NW.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1888-1914. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1904, 47SE.
  • <7> 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. 102.
  • <8> Map: 1840. Withycombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <9> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3285-86 (11 April 1947).
  • <10> Archive: Toms, K.. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NW. MD002177.
  • <11> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975140, Extant 30 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW35
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975140
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34270



Grid reference Centred ST 007 380 (116m by 89m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Record last edited

May 30 2022 3:37PM


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