MSO8838 - Post-medieval or modern ditched boundaries north of Hartford (Monument)
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Type and Period (4)
- BOUNDARY DITCH? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD? (Possible))
- DRAINAGE DITCH? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD? (Possible))
- (Former Type) SETTLEMENT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Possible))
- NATURAL FEATURE? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD? (Possible))
- None recorded
SS 959 294. A line of rectangular earthwork platforms with ditches between lie north of the present hamlet of Hartford. They probably represent some of the tenements listed in a document of 1629 and the 1840 tithe award . A mill leat runs east of the road to a stone built watermill at SS 959 293, possibly on the site of the medieval fulling mill. Classified by Aston as a shrunken hamlet.  A systematic survey of all available aerial photographs did not find the medieval settlement earthworks described by  at SS 959 294 and SS 959 293. Two possible medieval or post-medieval boundaries were found at the north end of the village, parallel to existing boundaries. These are centred at SS 9598 2934 and SS 9598 2938. Another possible leat is visible west of the village and this is described in MSO9032. SS 95975 29350. Possible medieval and/or post-medieval ditched boundaries or drains are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Three ditches, measuring up to 40 metres are visible. They are centred at SS 9598 2933. There are supposed to be possible medieval settlement remains in the vincinity but the ditched boundaries/drains appear post-medieval or relatively recent. [3,4] The property boundaries described under source  appear to be drainage channels presumably of natural origin. The `platforms' between show no archaeological characteristics nor traces of settlement. 
- <1> SSO76 Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
- <2> SSO742 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. P. 88.
- <3> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL/68013 0144-5 (26 March 1968).
- <4>XY SMO6671 Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE. [Mapped feature: #38589 ]
- <5> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 July 1998.
- <6> SEM7819 Report: Adkins, L. + Adkins, R.A.. 1993. Wimbleball Pumped Storage, Haddeo Route: Archaeological Assessment.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 959 293 (109m by 195m)|
|Civil Parish||BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1232243 (Original Monarch entry: 1232243)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36518 (Original Monarch entry: 36518)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1214
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO189
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12004
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE12
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1232243
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36518
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33391
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34641
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Jan 28 2020 11:22AM
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