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HER Number:MDV80910
Name:Sub Circular Enclosure, South Wrangworthy


Sub circular enclosure, South Wrangworthy. Visible on Ordnance Survey 1880s-1890s First Edition 25 inch map.


Grid Reference:SS 322 123
Map Sheet:SS31SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradworthy
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUB CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Not applicable))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Enclosure is divided up into numerous small square and curvilinear rectangular fields, with rough ground in the middle and to the east. The farmstead is located on the east side.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Removal of some boundaries have taken place but overall little has changed.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Removal of boundaries has taken place on a large scale particularly on the west side of the farmstead, creating long strip fields.

Green, T., 2000, Early Enclosures in a Landscape of Dispersed Settlement: An Examination of Patterns Detected in the Field Boundaries of North Devon and West Somerset, 58 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV347809.

In many cases, the name is convincingly descriptive of the topography. Wrangworthy, recorded as 'Wrangeworthi' in 1360, meaning 'bent enclosure', aptly descirbes the banana shape enclosure visible on the map. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Little change since 2000. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347809Post-Graduate Thesis: Green, T.. 2000. Early Enclosures in a Landscape of Dispersed Settlement: An Examination of Patterns Detected in the Field Boundaries of North Devon and West Somerset. University of Exeter. A4 Stapled + Digital. 58.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2011 6:00PM