MMO2356 - (Monument)

Summary

A post medieval leat or drainage ditch is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs north-east of Warren Farm, Exmoor. A mill leat has been recorded in this area and it is possible that this leat is a section of it; however, the mill leat described by Somerset County Council Historic Environment Record is not visible.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post medieval leat or drainage ditch is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs north-east of Warren Farm, Exmoor. Beginning at SS 7967 4090, the leat runs approximately north-east to south-west, downslope towards Warren Farm, fading from view at SS 7955 4083. It measures approximately 140 metres long, and appears to have been designed to channel water from the stream to Warren Farm. It may have been part of a power source for a threshing barn known to have existed at Warren Farm. A mill leat has been recorded in this area and it is possible that this leat is a section of it; however, the mill leat described by Somerset County Council Historic Environment Record is not visible. It may also have supplied water to one of the water meadow systems in the area, via the farmyard at Warren so that manure and fertilisers could be spread from the yard to the meadows (1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4157-58 11-APR-1947.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7961 4087 (130m by 71m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475932

Record last edited

Mar 21 2018 1:23PM

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