MSO9342 - Medieval or post-medieval field system on Varle Hill and Ashway Side (Monument)


The extensive remains of a field system, comprising field banks with associated ridge and furrow.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An area of extensive field boundaries with ridge and furrow earthworks were noted on aerial photographs. [1-3] Extensive remains of field banks with associated ridging lie across Varle hill and Ashway Side. This area is included in a detailed AP transcription of the Winsford Hill environs, to be carried out as part of the RCHME East Exmoor Project. [4] The field system, comprising medieval and/or post-medieval ridge and furrow and embanked field boundaries, described by the previous authorities forms part of a larger system (described in MSO8622) that has been mapped from aerial photographs as part of the RCHME East Exmoor Project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 8731, 8831 and 8832.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 87, 8633 and Run 89, 8657, 8658.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: May 1977. ENP MAM IRFC. 12,067.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 July 1997.
  • <5> Report: Winton, H.. 1999. Winsford Hill, West Somerford.



Grid reference Centred SS 8830 3181 (1542m by 691m) (Centred on)
Map sheet SS83SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11227
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE28
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 932909
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33564

Record last edited

Mar 8 2021 1:19PM


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