MEM24838 - Post-medieval leat north and west of Great Nurcott Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A leat runs southwestards from a pond shown on historic mapping at SS 9053 3646 (MEM24837). It has been culverted under a field boundary at SS 9044 3640. It has been suggested that the leat runs under the roadway, either by culvert or pipe, at SS 9038 3631 (Pers. Comm., landowner). A section of the leat has been transcribed by the Exmoor National Mapping project running between SS 9038 3628 and SS 9033 3624 (MMO838), where it appears to end at a large earthwork scoop. This may have originated as a quarry and/or as a pond. [1-3] The hollow feature is visible on the 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force. The route of the leat running up to the feature can also be viewed in several areas, including areas where the water was being allowed to drain apparently in a catch water meadow function within the same field as the hollow. 
- <1> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <2> SEM8817 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
- <3> SEM8818 Report: Dove, C. and Blaylock, S.. 2020. HER Input Form: Great Nurcott Farm site visit.
- <4> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9042 3634 (205m by 224m)|
|Civil Parish||WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Record last edited
Mar 10 2021 5:43PM
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