MSO8701 - Deserted farm north of Parsonage Down (Monument)


A deserted farm north of Parsonage Down, visible as a platformed area measuring 19.5m by 6.8m, with stone littering the surface. The field is referred to as "ruin" in the Tithe Apportionment of 1839.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

For details see county SMR. (1) Centred at SS 85133287 is a large platformed area cut into the gentle slope of a natural level above West Water. It measures approximately 19.5m across the slope by 6.8m and appears to represent a deserted farmstead. On the higher side of the platform are the fragmented stone and hedge remains of the banks of the surrounding fields. The origin of these features is uncertain. The surface of the platform is littered with stone, although no coherent structures can be seen. On the higher side a branch has fallen, obscuring part of the site. No buildings are shown on the Tithe Map (2) although the associated field system is shown. The field at the grid reference is however reference to as "ruin" in the apportionment. (2,3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Somerset CC SMR 29-SEP-1997.
  • <2> Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment 1839 Somerset Record Office.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Chapman HP 26-APR-1995 RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference Centred SS 8513 3287 (126m by 98m)
Map sheet SS83SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE33
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 932920
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34314

Record last edited

Jul 10 2017 11:21AM


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