MMO1014 - Post-medieval water meadow north of Upton Cleave (Monument)


The possible remains of a post-medieval field gutter system, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1952. The site has since been submerged.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The possible remains of a Post Medieval water meadow, known locally as a Catch Water Irrigation System, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Four roughly parallel ditches, or field gutters, measuring up to 160m, extend along the contour on a slope leading down to the River Haddeo. They are centred at SS 9772 2906. [1] The water meadow is now under Wimbleball Lake. [2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/860 4170-1 02-SEP-1952.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove 13/12/2012.



Grid reference Centred SS 9769 2905 (188m by 63m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8391
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE63
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133868

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 1:23PM


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