MSO9272 - Post-medieval buildings south of Combeshead (Monument)


Three small, banked or walled features, possibly deserted buildings, are visible on vertical aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Banks and possibly the remains of two buildings approximately 250 metres southeast of Combeshead Farm were noted on aerial photographs. These were suggested to be a deserted farm site. [1,2] 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. [2,3] The buildings do not appear on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9039C.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4302 (11 April 1947).
  • <3> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NW.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1089161, Extant 2 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO557
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11198
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW29
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1089161
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33528



Grid reference Centred SS 9072 3917 (21m by 70m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

May 2 2022 9:39PM


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