MSO8659 - Post-medieval shelter on Black Hill (Building)


A post-medieval shelter on Black Hill, visible as a horseshoe shaped drystone wall. It may have been used for agricultural purposes.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a small shelter lie on Black Hill at SS 9870 4023. It comprises a horseshoe shaped drystone wall, constructed against a large earthfast boulder and measures 5 by 3 metres. The walls are 1 metre wide and 0.8 metres high. It probably dates from the last century or later, and may have been used for agricultural purposes. The site was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. [1] The shelter is not shown on the Tithe Map for Withycombe but it is situated just to the west of a routeway depicted running north to south across the hill. [2] Neither the routeway nor the shelter is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998. [Mapped feature: #46443 ]
  • <2> Map: 1840. Withycombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference SS 9870 4023 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10033
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE100
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1141531
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13470

Record last edited

Jan 8 2020 4:49PM


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