MEM21953 - Dulverton Flood Relief Banks (Monument)

Summary

Flood relief banks were constructed in Dulverton, in 1987, to prevent the River Barle from spilling over onto its flood plain.

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Full Description

In a scheme at Dulverton, finished in 1987, the River Barle is prevented from spilling over onto its flood plain by raised banks. [1] Since the flood barrier was created, there has still been periodic flooding, although not on the scale of the 1952 flood. The most recent example was in 2001. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Website: Exmoor National Park Authority. Exmoor National Park Authority Website.
  • <2> Article in monograph: Gathercole, C.. 2003. English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey: An Archaeological Assessment of Dulverton. The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. P.16.
  • <3> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. P.15.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9123 2801 (68m by 318m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Dec 3 2012 1:55PM

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