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Monument Number 909919

Hob Uid: 909919
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Parracombe
Grid Ref : SS6681044210
Summary : Medieval and/or Post medieval lynchets are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The lynchets form part of an extensive system which extends, over an area two kilometres square, around the villages of Parracombe and Church Town.
More information : A fragmentary system of strip lynchets, covering some 8 hectares, is visible on air photographs (1), centred at SS 668444 to the south of Parracombe village. Most of the system lies within cultivated or improved land and a cursory examination revealed only traces of the lynchets surviving as earthworks (2). (1-2)

A rapid examination of air photography (3a) shows the earthworks of these strip lynchets in an area bounded by SS 665 439, SS 670 438, SS 671 444 and SS 667 446, south of Parracombe. The strip lynchets may be associated with a settlement site SS 64 SE 38. (3)

The Medieval and/or Post medieval lynchets, described by the previous authorities, are visible as earthworks and have been mapped from aerial photographs. The lynchets form part of an extensive system which extends, over an area two kilometres square, around the villages of Parracombe and Church Town. The system is bounded by the following grid references: SS 6691 4363, SS 6601 4430, SS 6598 4500, SS6558 4566, SS 6696 4555, SS 6711 4528, SS 6682 4459, and SS 6721 4401. Isolated parts of the system are centred at SS 6758 4539, SS 6797 4442, SS 6780 4414, SS 6759 4425, SS 6750 4436 and SS 6720 4456. It is centred at SS 6681 4443.

It is unclear what these features are but they may be part of an open field system or some sort of land improvement. A plan at 1:2500 scale was prepared and a full list of the photographs consulted and the methods used are recorded in a report.
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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4303 13-MAY-1946
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wilson-North WR 1-OCT-93
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Source Number : 3
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Andrew Miller/07-DEC-1995/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR, SS 6644/1/5-6, SS 6644/2/7-8, SS 6644/3/9-10, SS 6644/6/201-204, SS 6644/8, 14
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Source Number : 4
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Helen Winton/20-DEC-1999/RCHME: Parracombe, West Exmoor
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Source : Parracombe Project
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Source : Parracombe Project/Ink AP Transcription
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Strip Lynchet, Field System
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Strip Lynchet, Field System
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE10892
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External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE10871
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : AF1301153
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 37
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 909923
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1301286
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 1505784
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Associated Monuments : 1505794
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Associated Monuments : 1505805
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Associated Monuments : 1505822
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AIR PHOTOGRAPH PRIMARY RECORDING PROJECT 1992-1996
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31