MSO8690 - Possible shrunken settlement at Westwater Farm (Monument)


The earthworks of a possible shrunken hamlet around Westwater Farm have been noted on aerial photographs. This record may be a duplicate of Monument MSO11746.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 852 328. Earthworks around the present farmstead of Westwater indicated by McDonnell (and presumably seen on aerial photographs) are possibly indicative of a change of site or shrinkage from a hamlet to a farmstead. Aston's grid reference would appear to be incorrect as Westwater Farm is located at SS 848 330. [1,2] This source may be referring to the earthworks noted in record MSO11746. This latter record is sited at SS 852 328 and does not appear to have a corresponding reference by Aston. [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> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. R McDonnell.
  • <2> Article in serial: Aston, M.. 1983. Deserted Farmsteads on Exmoor and the Lay Subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 127. 101.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 7 January 2015.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35828, Extant 2 February 2022.



Grid reference SS 848 330 (point) Centred on
Map sheet SS83SW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW13
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35828

Record last edited

Feb 2 2022 12:07PM


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