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Monument Number 1084190

Hob Uid: 1084190
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luccombe
Grid Ref : SS8894044670
Summary : A field system of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs comprising strip lynchets, ridge and furrow and earthwork field banks on Ley Hill. It is thought to be associated with the deserted settlement at its northern end.
More information : A field system was recorded on the eastern side of Ley Hill, initially from air photographs, and subsequently during archaeological evaluation work. (1)

The field system, centred at SS 8900 4485, stretches for some 14 ha on the eastern side of Ley Hill. It lies partly on open moorland and partly in oak woodland. It comprises two blocks of strip lynchets and a series of large rectilinear fields.
The whole complex appears to be medieval, and is associated with the deserted medieval settlement at its northern end (SS 84 NE 67).
Surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of RCHME's East Exmoor Project; a detailed report has been archived in NMRC. (2)

A field system of probable medieval date on Ley Hill is visible on aerial photographs as earthwork field banks. The visible extent of the field system was transcribed as part of the Exmoor national Mapping Programme survey, but due to the oak cover of Horner Wood, much is not visible on the aerial photographs available to the survey. The visible remains define a roughly rectilinear field system enclosing small areas of ridge and furrow but also with areas of ridge and furrow apparently unenclosed to its southern end. It is thought to be associated with the deserted settlement at its northern end, itself not visible on the available aerial photographs. (3-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : McDonnell R 1994 Horner Wood: report on the preliminary field assessment of two sample areas (National Trust)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North & H Riley 13 FEB 1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 F20 4233-5 11-APR-1947
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73087 694-5 17-APR-1973
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 254-5 17-APR-1979
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Source : Leyhill settlement
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Source : Ley Hill settlement/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Field System, Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34431
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO7370
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SE 105
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1084187
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1463425
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1473575
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01