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Monument Number 1371692

Hob Uid: 1371692
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Oare
Grid Ref : SS8282045110
Summary : The earthwork remains of a post-medieval field system at the head of Outer Alscott Combe are visible on aerial photographs and on the ground. They appear to represent an abandoned attempt at enclosure.
More information : The remains of a field system and associated clearance cairns lie at the head of Outer Alscott Combe. The remians comprise some short lenghts of field banks, which are stony and have stones heaped on them in places. The field system does not seem to have been completed. Three clearance cairns lie just to the east, at SS 8285 4510; SS 8287 4510; SS 8292 4511. These were previously recorded as cairns or natural features under SS 84 SW 6 with erroneous grid references. A further clearance cairn lies within the area of field system at SS 8284 4502.

The remains appear to represent an abandoned attempt at enclosure: the remains lie at around 390m. The boundaries are not depicted on the 1st edition OS map of 1890, and probably date from the post-medieval period. The remains were surveyed using differential GPS as part of the EH survey of Mill Hill for the ENPA (1,2).

Several field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks between Inner Alscott Combe and Outer Alscott Combe. The earthworks are centred at SS 8282 4511, and covers an area measuring 610 metres by 580 metres, which equates to approximately 20.3 hectares. The boundaries appear unfinished, and may have been abandoned soon after construction began. They are not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and had probably been abandoned by this point. The boundaries are more regular than those to the north (seen NMR UID 1107120) but may have been constructed at approximately the same time, with both field systems dating to the post medieval period (3-5).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley, H 2003 EH Field Investigation
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Riley, H 2003 Mill Hill, Oare, Somerset
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1655 3088 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 5
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Somerset 1:10560 1890
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS 79013 202 17-APR-1979
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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 System
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NW 64
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1107120
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1371690
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460799
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