MMO2353 - (Monument)

Summary

A post medieval drainage ditch or water channel is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on th western side of Prayway Meads, Exmoor. 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.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post medieval drainage ditch or water channel is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on th western side of Prayway Meads, Exmoor. Beginning at approximately 7701 4136 two parallel channels are visible, running downslope in aroughly north-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).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 934-35 29-APR-1973.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7694 4128 (152m by 175m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475863

Record last edited

Mar 21 2018 1:23PM

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