MMO1015 - Post-medieval water meadow west of Upton Farm (Monument)

Summary

The possible remains of a post-medieval field gutter system, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. The earthworks had been ploughed by 1970.

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Protected Status

  • 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. Three roughly parallel ditches, or field gutters, measuring up to 220m, extend along the contour on a slope above the River Haddeo. They are centred at SS 9750 2934. Two buildings, no longer extant, but which are marked on the 1962 and 1891 OS maps, are also visible adjacent to the water meadow. The meadow was visible apparently ploughed level, on 1970 aerial photographs. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3309-10 15-APR-1946.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9746 2934 (264m by 158m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE
Civil Parish UPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8392
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE64
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133869

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 1:28PM

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