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Monument Number 1482585

Hob Uid: 1482585
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Wootton Courtenay
Grid Ref : SS9223443069
Summary : The earthwork remains of extensive relict field systems of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the east-facing slopes of Luccombe Hill. The relict boundaries clearly form part of coherent field systems with extant field boundaries to the west Wootton Courtenay, and most likely represent a phase of abandonment or reduction in farm size, probably during the post-medieval date.
More information : The earthwork remains of extensive relict field systems of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the east-facing slopes of Luccombe Hill, with dense concentrations at circa SS 92154340 and SS 92324256. The relict boundaries clearly form part of coherent field systems with extant field boundaries to the west Wootton Courtenay, and most likely represent a phase of abandonment or reduction in farm size, probably during the post-medieval date.
It is unclear from the aerial photographs alone whether a possible road or track, centred at circa SS 92454316 and visible as two deep linear ruts, running north to south for about 300 metres, is contemporary with the field systems or later in date.
The earthworks are still clearly visible on aerial photographs of 1970. (1-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4097-8 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3179-81 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3202-3 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/70380 170-71 23-SEP-1970
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Field System, Trackway, Road
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 144
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1082549
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1482578
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1482580
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1086569
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