MSO9333 - 20th Century ponds northeast of Halscombe Farm (Monument)


Ponds northeast of Halscombe Farm, not shown on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of 1889, and therefore probably of 20th Century origin.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SS 9193 3033) A rapid examination of aerial photography suggests the presence of a circular enclosure earthwork visible immediately northeast of Halscombe Farm, possibly a post-medieval pond. [1,2] The 1973 Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map shows a series of ponds to the north of Halscombe Farm, centred at SS 9193 3029 [3]. These ponds are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition (25 inch) mapping of the area [4], suggesting that the ponds are of 20th century origin. [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> Aerial photograph: 10/1/1989. DAP LD35-36.
  • <2> Archive: Miller, A.. 1993-55. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Andrew Miller, 17 February 1993.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:2500. 1:25,000. SS 9130.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 57(15).
  • <5> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. 1 November 1997.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 604917, Extant 9 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12558
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW38
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 604917
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35765



Grid reference Centred SS 9193 3034 (45m by 55m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Record last edited

May 9 2022 1:24PM


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