MSO9206 - Lype Farmstead (Monument)


The medieval origin of Lype farmstead is implied by the Lay Subsidy of 1327.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SS 953376). Lype Farm (NAT). [1] SS 953376. Deserted farmstead of Lype, indicated in the 1327 Lay Subsidy (a) by the entry (under Luxborough) of Walter alte Lipe. [2] Two buildings and banks forming derelict enclosures - possible deserted farm site. [4] The Tithe Map for Cutcombe shows two buildings to the south of the present one, within an enclosed space, the most easterly and largest one being at c. SS9532837630. [6] The eastern building still appears to be partially extant on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey and still within its distinctively shaped enclosure. Lype Farm Cottage also appears on this map. [7] These buildings also show on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. OS 1" 1809.
  • <2> Monograph: Dickenson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. Somerset Record Society. Series 3. 247.
  • <3> 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. 90, 95.
  • <4> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9537.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4338.
  • <6> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 953 376 (119m by 82m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11199
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE24
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36645
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33529

Record last edited

Jul 23 2018 2:45PM


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