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Monument Number 188350

Hob Uid: 188350
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Nettlecombe
Grid Ref : ST0560037700
Summary : Deserted settlement in Nettlecombe Park. The settlement was removed for 18th century improvements of the park and house. The remains of a field system, earlier than the park, can be seen between the old parsonage and Nettlecombe Court.
More information : ST 056377. There are persistent traditions of a village being removed in the 16th century when the house, Nettlecombe Court, and its grounds were developed. Its possible that there was formerly a hamlet by the church. (1)

Nettlecombe village and its associated green lay near the church and
manor house in a sheltered valley on the eastern side of the parish,
but its precise site has not been located. The village was removed in the course of improvements to the park: the poorhouse was replaced by one at Woodford c. 1780, exchanges of glebe were made in 1790 and the former rectory house was pulled down c.1797. The village had been completely removed by 1800, the tenants thereafter living mostly in the estate village of Woodford, or elsewhere in the parish. (2)

There appears to be no field evidence for this village, which was presumably removed and levelled when the park improvements were made. In the southern part of the park, centred at ST 055 374, are the remains of a field system. Pollarded oaks of some considerable age grow on these field boundaries (3).

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Source : Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Bath
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Vol(s) : 127, 1983
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Source : A history of the county of Somerset: volume V
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Source details : SRO DD\WO 43\1
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Source details : SRO DD\WO 55\11
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Source details : SRO DD\WO D\D\Cf
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Source details : SRO D\D\Bg 8
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Source details : SRO DD\WO 44\11
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Source Number : 2f
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : SRS lxxvi map 1782
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1999 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Late C18 desertion
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1767
Monument Type : Deserted Settlement, Field System
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33828
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 03 NE 20
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