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Monument Number 1505758

Hob Uid: 1505758
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS6966740699
Summary : The remains of a system of Medieval strip fields extend between North Lane and Hammerland Pen to the east of Challacombe. The fields are defined by curving parallel lynchets and are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs but some may have been levelled. The relict fields were probably part of an infield-outfield system where the outfield was usually an area of poorer grassland or moorland, and the infield was an area of intensly cultivated strip fields. The fields extend over an area measuring up to 780m N-S by 855m E-W. The strip lynchets form part of an extensive system of lynchets around the settlements and farms in Challacombe parish (see NMR Monument 1301286, SS 64 SE 67).
More information : The remains of a system of Medieval strip fields extend between North Lane and Hammerland Pen to the east of Challacombe. The fields are defined by curving parallel lynchets and are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs but some may have been levelled.

The relict fields were probably part of an infield-outfield system where the outfield was usually an area of poorer grassland or moorland, and the infield was an area of intensly cultivated strip fields. The fields extend over an area measuring up to 780m N-S by 855m E-W. The strip lynchets form part of an extensive system of lynchets around the settlements and farms in Challacombe parish (see NMR Monument 1301286, SS 64 SE 67).

The field system is centred at SS 6963 4067 and extends over an area bounded by the following grid references: SS 6952 4104, SS 7003 4107, SS 7008 4070, SS 7003 4037, SS 6944 4031, SS 6925 4053, SS 6951 4073, SS 6938 4091.
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Source Number : 1
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Helen Winton/20-DEC-1999/RCHME: Challacombe, West Exmoor
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Riley H and Wilson-North R 2001 The Field Archaeology fo Exmoor English Heritage, Swindon
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Strip Field, Lynchet
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 155
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: CHALLACOMBE, WEST DEVON
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1999-12-01
End Date : 1999-12-01