MMO2350 - Post-medieval drain west of Duredon Farm (Monument)

Summary

A post medieval land drain is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland north west of Duredon Farm, Exmoor. The channels appear to have been constructed to channel water into the three un-named tributaries of Tangs Bottom visible to the west, and were most likely part of the Knight family's land improvement attempts in the mid-19th century.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post medieval land drain is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland north west of Duredon Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7534 4044, the banked gutters follow the line of the 390 metre contour, and measures approximately 200 metres long. Two channels are visible, both running approximately east-west with the northernmost of the two connecting at a 45 degree angle to the shorter, southernmost section. The channels appear to have been constructed to channel water into the three un-named tributaries of Tangs Bottom visible to the west, and were most likely part of the Knight family's land improvement attempts in the mid-19th century (1-2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 069-070 12-MAR-1995.
  • --- Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Orwin, C.S. 1929 "The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest" Oxford University Press, London, page(s) 32-33.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7531 4045 (146m by 152m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475811

Record last edited

Mar 21 2018 1:41PM

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