MEM24080 - 19th Century plantation at Emmett's Grange (Monument)

Summary

A plantation is marked on historic mapping. Field survey in 2011 noted that it contained a mixture of mature beech trees and conifers with the latter concentrated at the southwestern end.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A triangular plantation containing a mixture of mature beech trees and conifers with the latter concentrated at the southwestern end. [1] The feature appears on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, when it originally extended to the northeast. [1] The plantation appears to have been provided by water from Kinsford Water via a water carriage. Both features are depicted on a map of Emmett's Grange from the mid 19th Century. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L., Green, T., Wapshott, E. + Walls, S.. 2011. Emmett's Grange, Exmoor, Somerset: Management plan and archaeological assessment. Appendix 1 p5.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #44299 ]
  • <3> Article in serial: Smith, R.. 1856. Bringing Moorland into Cultivation: Emmett's Grange, Exmoor. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. 17. 349-394. p357.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7512 3687 (156m by 157m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Report Site Reference: 37 SEM7641

Record last edited

Nov 16 2020 11:29AM

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