MSO9211 - Ackland Farmstead (Monument)


A medieval farmstead known as Ackland is implied by the Lay Subsidy of 1327 but there is no field evidence or photographic evidence to substantiate its existence at this location.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Deserted farmstead of Ackland, ?indicated in the 1327 Lay Subsidy by the entry of Richard Ackelonde. Two moieties are listed at Ackland in a document of 1772 with no buildings indicated. On the 1842 Tithe Map [2] there were fields called Ackland southwest of Luckwell Bridge at SS 903 382. [1] There is no evidence for the alleged farmstead of Ackland at the NGR cited by [1]. On the 1st edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch mapping of 1889 (sheet Somerset 46.10) Acland Cottage is shown at approximately SS 9053 3852. [3] An air photographic survey was carried out in this area as part of the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. There was no evidence for this farmstead on any of the available photographs. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Serial: Dickinson, F.H.. 1889. Kirby's Quest for Somerset. 247.
  • <2> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 46(10).
  • <4> 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. 40, 90.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 October 1997.
  • <6> Verbal communication: RCHME Aerial Photographic Interpreters Comments (in DESCRIPTION above) . Carolyn Dyer/Brendon Hills Mapping Project, 29 April 1998.



Grid reference SS 902 381 (point)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO204
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW12
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36678

Record last edited

Mar 7 2016 9:23AM


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