MMO2192 - Possible post-medieval or modern drainage feature southwest of Exe Head (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A curvilinear bank and ditch are visible on aerial photographs on moorland southeast of The Chains Valley, Exmoor Parish. Centred at approximately SS 7495 4134, the bank runs approximately east to west in an S shape for approxcimately 145 metres. The ditch follows the same pattern. At SS 7492 4134, the feature divides, and a second bank and ditch runs southeast to northwest for 35 metres. The precise function of this feature is uncertain, but it may be related to drainage in the area. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, possibly the mid 19th Century when Frederic Winn Knight attempted to drain large areas of Exmoor. However, it may have been constructed in the 20th Century. The feature is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of the area, or on any later maps. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 064-65 (12 March 1995).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7565 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32891 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1470975, Extant 16 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7496 4133 (143m by 63m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1470975 (Pastscape entry: 1470975)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW223
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1470975
Record last edited
Jun 16 2021 5:07PM
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