MMO2107 - Post-medieval leat northwest of Whitefield Barton (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval leat or water channel is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may represent the feed gutter or "headmain" for the catchwater meadow systems at Whitefield Barton.

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Full Description

A post-medieval leat or water channel is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in a field to the north west of Whitefield Barton, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 6759 4205, the channel runs north to south for 225 metres, following the contours of the south to facing slope. It appears to channel water from the junction of two unnamed streams across the field towards Whitefield Barton, and as such may represent the feed gutter or "headmain" for the catchwater meadow systems there (see MMO2010 and MMO2106). [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F65) 186-87 (27 April 1964).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SE. MD002181. [Mapped feature: #33266 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1468870, Extant 15 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6759 4204 (82m by 228m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE119
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1468870

Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 10:22AM

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