Deserted Farmstead, West Myne, North Hill, Holnicote Estate

Record ID:  115436 / MNA167489
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Holnicote Estate; South West
Civil Parish:  Minehead Without; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 9259 4877
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Summary

West Myne deserted farmstead is set on North Hill, east of Henner’s Combe.

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Monument Types

  • FARMSTEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Description

West Myne deserted farmstead is set on North Hill, east of Henner’s Combe.It was abandoned before World War II when the area was used for tank training. The site of the farmhouse, threshing barn, roundhouse and other farm buildings can be clearly seen. The highest walls stand to 2m. Lower down, to the northwest are the remains of a linhay and yard, since used as a sheep dip. To the northeast are some platforms and a narrow path leading to the Minehead direction. The sequence of buildings and platforms may represent more than one farm, though map evidence back to the Tithe map only shows one.
The site could be the original site for Myne, as discussed for site 115433.

Condition: deteriorating

References

  • SZN48220 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2001. Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate, Somerset.

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Associated Events

  • ENA3149 - Field Survey, Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate 2001

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