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. [5-7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Riley, H..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> Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. RCHME: Winsford Hill, East Exmoor, 20 December 1999.
  • <6> Archive: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME: Winsford Hill Project, Somerset. AF1301154.
  • <7> Aerial photograph transcription: Davis, J.D.. 1999. Winsford Hill Project/Ink AP Transcription. 1:2,500.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 932909, Extant 1 February 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11227
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE28
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 932909
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33564



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

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Record last edited

Feb 1 2022 3:02PM


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