MSO9272 - Deserted buildings south of Combeshead (Monument)


Three small, banked or walled features, possibly deserted buildings, are visible on vertical aerial photographs to the south of Combeshead.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A series of deserted buildings were identified to the south of Combeshead. Three small banked or walled features, which may relate to these buildings were identified and plotted during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. [1-3] The buildings do not appear on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9039.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4302. 11/04/1947.
  • <3> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NW.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9072 3917 (21m by 70m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO557
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11198
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW29
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1089161
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33528

Record last edited

Jan 29 2013 4:31PM


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