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Somerset Historic Environment Record

55598

Site Name: Castle name and mesolithic finds, Castle Neroche
Civil Parish: Buckland St. Mary
Grid Ref: ST 276 156 (ST 21 NE)
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Details:

Fields named as "Lower Castle Ground" at ST277156, "Castle Ground" at ST27601555, "Castle Lens" at ST275156, "Castle Lea" at ST27401565 and "Higher Castle Ground" at ST275156 located on tithe map during Blackdown Hills AONB survey. {1}

Presumably named for proximity to Castle Neroche but possibly indicates some associated land or features. Mesolithic flints have been found in the gravel pit in these fields (see PRN 53130). {2}

See PRN 28915 for negative watching brief on carpark construction in the NW corner of these fields. {3}

References:

1 Historical reference - Buckland St Mary tithe map.  (1840) Available at Somerset Heritage Centre (digital image, fiche and originals). Reference: D/D/Rt/M/297
2 Verbal communication - Webster, CJ SMRO 12.4.1994
3 Verbal communication - Chris Webster (23/12/1998)

Record created in April 1994

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