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Monument Number 1476631

Hob Uid: 1476631
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Oare
Grid Ref : SS7960744612
Summary : Several curvilinear banks are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks east of Badgworthy Water and medieval village. The banks form at least two sub-rectangular enclosures in an area marked "deer park" on both the modern and the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. A deer park was constructed here by Nicholas Snow of Oare manor in 1825. However, given that this area is within the former Royal Forest of Exmoor, it is possible they were part of an earlier medieval deer park. The boundaries may also be associated with the nearby deserted settlement.
More information : Several curvilinear banks are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks east of Badgworthy Water and medieval village. Centred at SS 7958 4464, the curved boundaries form at least two enclosures, measuring approximately 160 metres long by 120 metres wide. At the southern end of the enclosures is a small fir plantation, presumably planted in the 19th century.
The area is marked "deer park" on both the modern and the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. According to Burton, a deer park was constructed here by Nicholas Snow of Oare manor in 1825. However, given that this area is within the former Royal Forest of Exmoor, it is possible they were part of an earlier medieval deer park. The boundaries may also be associated with the nearby deserted settlement (1-5).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/931 4067-68 08-NOV-1952
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/72314 270-71 16-AUG-1972
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Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1889
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:10000 2004
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Source Number : 5
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Burton, R.A. 1989 "The Heritage of Exmoor" Maslands Ltd, Tiverton page(s) 94-95
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Deer Park
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Field Boundary, Deer Park
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 257
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 35247
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1476637
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