MMO1640 - Post-medieval ditch northeast of Guskin Combe (Monument)

Summary

A possible post-medieval ditch or gully is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may be part of a disused water meadow system, known locally as a catchwater meadow.

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Full Description

A possible post medieval ditch or gully is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork, in a field to the northeast of Guskin Combe. The ditch, which is centred at SS 8116 4868, runs across a west facing slope for approximately 220 metres in a north to south direction, and appears to run into Guskin Combe itself. It is similar is size and form to the gutters in a water meadow system on the opposite slope (see MMO1636) and as such it may be part of a disused water meadow system, known locally as a catchwater meadow. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 136 (17 April 1979).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8115 4867 (106m by 230m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW78
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460391

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:19PM

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