MMO2119 - Drainage Ditch, North of Church Lane (Monument)

Summary

A probable post medieval drainage ditch or leat is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the north of Church Lane, Parracombe.

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A probable post medieval drainage ditch or leat is visible on aerial photographs (1) as an earthwork to the north of Church Lane, Parracombe. The ditch, which is centred at approximately SS 6719 4487, runs approximately east-west, parrallel to Church Lane for 65 metres, before turning sharply 90 degrees towards Church Lane. It appears to channel water away from the spring in the field marked Churchtown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (2) downslope towards Church Lane. It seems unlikely that the ditch was constructed deliberately to bring water to the road, but its precise function is unclear. However, it may be related to the water supply for the former Tucking Mill at Sunnyside. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4090-91. 11/04/1947.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SE. MD002181.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6720 4487 (63m by 53m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1468921

Record last edited

May 1 2018 2:39PM

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