MSO9257 - Post-medieval building in Mansley Combe (Monument)


A ruined rectangular building measures 8 metres by 2.5 metres, defined by coursed stone walls. It was shown as a roofless building on historic mapping.

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A roofless building is depicted on the 1st Edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey mapping of 1889 ([1]). The site lies at SS 9043 4059 and comprises a very well preserved rectangular building, aligned north to south, measuring 8 metres by 2.5 metres internally. It is defined by coursed stone walls 0.9 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Gaps in the west and east sides may mark original entrances, but these are now occupied by a path. A massive ash tree occupies the southeast corner of the building. The surrounding area is densely overgrown with bracken, but it appears that this structure is isolated; neither does it appear to be associated with the deserted medieval settlement 120 metres to the west (MSO9254). [2] The building is not shown on the Tithe Map for Cutcombe, suggesting it dates from post 1842. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 46(2).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 23 July 1997 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <3> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 9042 4059 (11m by 15m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10237
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW96
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1087964
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16290

Record last edited

Jul 27 2020 9:19PM


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