MEM24776 - Possible post-medieval well west of Windrush (Monument)


A recess in a stone wall was described as a well head in a report but is not shown on historic mapping. It may or may not otherwise be part of a post-medieval building that was demolished in the 19th Century (MEM24777).

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There are a number of wells in the village shown on the early Ordnance Survey maps, with a visible example surviving on the lane down to the lower village. [1] Google Street View shows the feature described in [1] as at c. SS 9376 4329. [2,3] The feature is not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, or on later editions. [4-7] The Tithe Map for Wootton Courtenay depicts a building running northeast to southwest facing and against the road (MEM24777). The southern end terminates at this approximate location. It is therefore unclear whether the feature described by Pratt is a well as it could also be an architectural fragment of this building. [8,9]

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  • <1> Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 34, illustration 35.
  • <2>XY Website: Google. 2014 -. Google Maps. Street View, captured July 2014, viewed 3 September 2019. [Mapped feature: #46311 Approximate location of feature, Street View]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1929. County Series, 3rd Edition 25 inch map. 1:25,000.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1972. 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <9> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 3 September 2019.



Grid reference SS 9376 4329 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Sep 17 2019 9:00AM


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