MEM22459 - Former pond or reservoir structure west of Higher Thorne (Monument)

Summary

A small rectangular structure shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map survives as a slightly curved dry stone wall cut into the hillslope. It presumably collected water from a natural spring and fed the water meadow to the southeast.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small rectangular structure is shown in this position on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [1] . It survives as a slightly curved dry stone wall of small pitched stones (over 8 metres in length and over 1.50 metres high) cut into the hillslope. Three projecting larger stones as steps at the surviving north end. It presumably collected water from a natural spring to the north west and may have fed the catch water meadow system to the southeast. [2] The feature appears to be shown as a building within a small enclosure on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. It may or may not have been a field barn. It is possible that the barn may have fed manure into the leat for the catch water meadow. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Shirley Blaylock site visit, 20 November 2013.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8385 3846 (27m by 23m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS83NW
County SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

May 21 2018 2:01PM

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