MEM15211 - Disputed post-medieval ha ha west of Hollam House (Monument)


A linear feature in the grounds of Hollam House, originally thought to be a ha ha, is now suggested to be a contour leat forming part of a wider water meadow.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a ha ha, in the grounds of Hollam House, has been identified by a Farm Environment Plan Surveyor. [1] An earthwork is visible, southwest of Hollam House, in the 2003 aerial photography. [2] An earthwork is visible, southwest of Hollam House, in the 1946-1948 aerial photography.[3] This feature is likely to be one of the contour leats (rather than a ha ha), forming part of the field gutter system at Hollam. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Map: Mills, R.. 2009. Annotated Higher Level Stewardship Options Map. [Mapped feature: #31217 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Geoinformation. 2003. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. F Glover, HER Officer, 3 February 2011.



Grid reference Centred SS 9179 2840 (114m by 90m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Jan 27 2020 10:51AM


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