HE Team Reports
You can download monographs from the Historic Environment Report Series published by the Historic Environment team from the National Park Authority's page relating to Historic Environment Publications. This page also allows you to download our Historic Environment Review, which is published annually, and one-off publications such as the booklet Porlock's Moorland Archaeology, produced as part of the Heart of Exmoor's Dig Porlock 2013 project.
Between 1999 and 2000, the Historic Landscape Characterisation project for Somerset and Exmoor was carried out with funding from English Heritage by the Environment & Property Department of Somerset County Council (now Somerset Heritage Service). The project developed a method of identifying the historic landscape character of the present-day landscape, defining the landscape through a series of attributes, primarily the morphology of field boundaries, as well as processes of enclosure and measurement of past landscape changes. The results of this study are available for download through the Archaeology Data Service website.
Exmoor National Park Authority recently commissioned a report by Hazel Riley on the 19th Century Inclosure boundary and marker stones on Holdstone Down. The report sets out the reasons why only a few banks of the allotted plots on the down were enclosed on their southeastern edge by stone faced banks. You can follow this link to view the report on Holdstone Down.
Historic England (formerly English Heritage) have made their Research Report Series available online. You can view these on their website by performing a search on the Research Reports. Follow the link to see a list of reports relating to the Exmoor National Park area.
Recent grey literature reports of archaeological investigations undertaken on Exmoor are now being made available online through the OASIS project and can also be found on the Archaeology Data Service website.
Examples of reports that can be accessed this way include:
A historic buildings survey report for work undertaken as part of the Dig Dulverton project in 2011.
A historical and archaeological study of Tarr Steps, which includes a catalogue of historic images of the bridge, a timeline of events and local information and folklore relating to it.