MMO2353 - Post-medieval drainage ditch on Prayway Meads (Monument)
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- None recorded
A post-medieval drainage ditch or water channel is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the western side of Prayway Meads, Exmoor. Beginning at approximately 7701 4136 two parallel channels are visible, running downslope in aroughly north to south direction, with the eastern channel eventually turning 30 degrees west and connecting with the western channel. The total length of the gutters is approximately 225 metres. It appears to have been designed to channel water from the boggy areas of Little Buscombe and Prayway Meads into the River Exe, and most likely dates to the mid 19th Century and the Knight family's agricultural improvements in the area. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 934-35 (29 April 1973).
- <2>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32968 ]
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475863, Extant 14 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7694 4128 (152m by 175m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475863 (Pastscape entry: 1475863)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE202
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475863
Record last edited
Jun 14 2021 9:43PM
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