Local List: Kittuck Meads Sheepfold

Authority Exmoor National Park Authority
Date assigned 21 February 2024
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A sheepfold comprising a circular stone faced bank with a southern entrance. There are beech trees on the bank and it is recorded as having been constructed shortly after March 1878 following the loss of many sheep in severe snowstorms (40 sheep at Larkbarrow in a single night). The circular enclosure comprises a stone faced bank, 18 metres in diameter and 1 metre high, with an entrance in its sheltered south side. The bank is surmounted by beech trees. Age: moderate distinctive for 19th century Exmoor shepherding Rarity: one of a number of sheepfolds / stells Distinctive Design: distinctive but other examples of oval / round enclosures Historical Association: Knight and named Scottish shepherds association and association with particular weather event Evidential Value: not complex but otherwise poorly documented so physical remains are significant, not completely intact Social Communal Value: landmark, visibility in open moor, distinctive outgrown trees on banks Group Value: fairly isolated Collective Value: one of a group of sheep folds or stells developed on the Knight Estate in the former Royal Forest Strong association with the Knight estate

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Grid reference Centred SS 2822 144e (19m by 20m)
Map sheet SS21SE

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