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Toms Hill

Hob Uid: 975005
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Grid Ref : SS8114043050
Summary : The remains of Toms's Hill model farm is evident as heaps of rubble and wall footings belonging to the farmhouse. The farm was built in the 19th century and was occupied until the beginning of World War II.
More information : For details see county SMR. (1)

The remains of Tom's Hill farmhouse are at SS 8114 4305. They consist of heaps of stone rubble and wall footings, with collapsed roof timbers visible in places poking up through the debris. The farm was built in the mid-19th century by the Knight family and was occupied until the beginning of WW2 when the area was requisitioned by the army for artillery practice, and the farmhouse used as a target.
Tom's Hill comprised a model farm with the farmhouse forming the north side of a courtyard. Ranges of outbuildings formed the west and east sides, and the south was formed by the adjoining lane.
The west range is best preserved, with walls still standing to 1.6 m high. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Somerset C.C. SMR 29-SEP-1986
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North & J Best 12-JUL-1996 RCHME Field Investigation
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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 : Farmstead
Evidence : Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : SOMER 33093
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 91
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, NAR/SMR DATA EXCHANGE PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31