Source/Archive record SEM340986 - Ley Hill, a deserted medieval site on Exmoor

Type Article in serial
Title Ley Hill, a deserted medieval site on Exmoor
Date/Year 2019
Serial Title Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat
Volume 162
Part/Number pp 9-42
Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

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A deserted medieval hamlet was discovered in 1994. A programme of recording was initiated due to damage being caused by use of a bridleway. Results show that the buildings were constructed of cob, or cob on stone footings. The three excavated structures may have been in use as a house, a longhouse and a barn. Locally made pottery recovered during the work suggested a date range of the 12th to 14th Centuries.

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Referenced Monuments (2)

  • Ley Hill medieval settlement (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval deserted settlement in Mansley Combe (Monument)

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Record last edited

Jul 8 2024 3:26PM