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Monument Number 925779

Hob Uid: 925779
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Combe Martin, Kentisbury
Grid Ref : SS6233044880
Summary : The remains of a rectangular field system are visible on air photos as earthworks to the north of Long Lane Cottage, Combe Martin. The field boundary is slightly curved, resembling the strip field boundaries seen at Parracombe and Martinhoe to the north-east. Field investigation revealed a lynchet and natural outcropping near Higher Coulsworthy. The features are likely to date to the medieval or post medieval period.
More information : At SS 62314480 the remains of a rectangular field system are recorded from AP's by source 1. These features are not visible on the ground, although a lynchet scarp (see below) may be the last surviving earthwork remnant of the system. The field in which the NGR falls is improved pasture and is generally SW facing, although its souuthern side falls quite steeply southwards towards a stream. On the crest of this valley slope the natural rock is close to the surface and outcrops in places. It is possible that this natural outcropping has been utilised for field clearance of surface stone.

The pronounced SW facing lynchet, 0.5m high, runs NNW to SSE across the field. The feature is shown as an existing field boundary in 1890 (source 2). To the NE are the possible last vestiges of another lynchet scarp 0.3m high. (1-3)

The remains of a rectangular field system are visible on air photos as earthworks to the north of Long Lane Cottage, Combe Martin. Centred at approximately SS 6230 4487, the boundary runs approximately south-east to north for 165 metres. The field boundary is slightly curved, resembling the strip field boundaries seen at Parracombe and Martinhoe to the north-east, and is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. Field investigation revealed a lynchet and natural outcropping near Higher Coulsworthy; however, the lynchet was not visible on aerial photographs. The features are likely to date to the medieval or post medieval period (4-5).

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : McDonnell R CRAAGS Exmoor AP Survey 1979-1985
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1st ed 6" 1890 Devonshire sheet VI NW
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wilson-North WR, 11-FEB-93, RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : MAL 76046 146 26-JUN-1976
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Source Number : 5
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 : Lynchet, Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Lynchet, Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Field System
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 17957
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SW 31
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1465182
Relationship type : General association

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, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01