MMO1081 - Post-medieval water meadow south of Greenslade Farm (Monument)


A post-medieval field gutter system south of Greenslade Farm, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1964. A large proportion was destroyed when Wimbleball Lake was formed in the late 20th century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Post Medieval water meadow, known locally as a Catch Water Irrigation System, is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Sixteen field gutters or drains follow the contour on the slopes below South Greenslade Farm. Three concentrations are centred at SS 9679 2998, SS 9693 3000 and SS 9685 3008. This system links up to one at Hurwood Farm (described in SS 93 SE 41). [1-2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3308-9, 4476-7 15-APR-1946.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F64) 0280-1 27-APR-1964.



Grid reference Centred SS 9694 2997 (421m by 471m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9037
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE100
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1134135

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 11:00AM


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