MMO2228 - Post-medieval drainage system on South Regis Common (Monument)
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An area of regular post-medieval drainage ditches is visible on aerial photographs on moorland at South Regis Common, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7115 4039, the ditches run northwest to southeast, covering an area of approximately 1 hectare and are similar to those cut as part of the Knight family's attempt at improvement. According to Orwin, many miles of drainage ditches were cut across parts of Exmoor, but failed to provide adequate drainage for the land to be enclosed. These drains lie outside the former Royal Forest, suggesting that they may have been cut in an attempt to copy the Knight family techniques. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they may have been constructed after publication in 1890. [1-4]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 4104-05 (19 May 1947).
- <2> SEM7231 Monograph: Orwin, C.S.. 1929. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition.
- <3> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <4> SMO7565 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7116 4039 (79m by 158m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1471341 (Pastscape entry: 1471341)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW259
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471341
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Mar 28 2018 11:10AM
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