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Monument Number 1118301

Hob Uid: 1118301
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Brompton Regis
Grid Ref : SS9855032350
Summary : Medieval and Post Medieval settlement and agricultural features visible in fields surrounding Cophole Farm. Features include a possible shrunken settlement, ridge and furrow, fragments of a catch meadow irrigation system and a small mound of uncertain function.
More information : A Post Medieval catch meadow irrigation system was noted on air photos at Cophole Farm. Centred at SS 986 324. (1-2)

This area was looked at during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. There was no sign of a catch meadow system at the location described by the previous authority, however, several other features were visible on the available air photographs.

Two fields of probable medieval or post medieval ridge and furrow are visible at SS 9870 3235 and SS 9815 3250. A small number of drainage ditches centred around SS 983 327, may be the fragments of a catch meadow system. A number of linked ditched and banked linear features are visible to the west of Cophole Farm buildings (SS 9840 3235). These features appear to include a possible hollow way, and may form part of a shrunken or deserted farmstead. A small mound is visible at SS 9813 3259, which is of uncertain date and function.
(3-3a)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Francis P, 1984 A survey and description of the catch meadow irrigation systems, BA dissertation
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 1150 April 1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1944 1149-50 23-JAN-1947
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : MAL/77037 221-222 26-NOV-1977
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Water Meadow, Ridge And Furrow, Shrunken Village
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Water Meadow, Ridge And Furrow, Shrunken Village, Hollow Way
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34499
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 SE 28
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Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01