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Monument Number 1463395

Hob Uid: 1463395
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8559845363
Summary : Several field boundaries and an area of ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks in fields to the west of Bromham Farm. A medieval date seems likely, given the presence of ridge and furrow, and the close association with a medieval hollow way (see NMR UID 1463392).
More information : Several field boundaries and an area of ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks in fields to the west of Bromham Farm. Centred at approximately SS 8558 4537, at least four banks are visible, forming several rectangular enclosures aligned approximately north-south. The banks vary in length from 20 to 70 metres long, and 1 to 3 metres wide. In the centre of these banks is a large area of levelled ridge and furrow measuring approximately 150 metres long by 40 metres wide. The distance between the rig is approximately 4 metres. A medieval date seems likely, given the presence of ridge and furrow and the close association with a medieval hollow way (see NMR UID 1463392). The boundaries are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, and the area is shown as open moorland, suggesting cultivation in the area had ended by the time of publication (1-2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/931 4001-02 08-NOV-1952
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1889
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NE 156
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1463392
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1463401
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