MMO2358 - Post-medieval drainage northwest of Blackpitts Gate (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
An area of post-medieval drainage is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks west of Blackpitts Gate, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7605 4183, five parallel channels running northeast to southwest are visible, connecting with a central channel running from the southeast. They are similar in form and construction to the drains on Lanacombe, Exe Plain and Great Buscombe, all of which are nearby, but it does not appear to be connected to any of these systems. However, it seems likely that these ditches were laid out around the same time, most likely in the mid 19th Century. [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7607 4185 (111m by 95m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475938 (Pastscape entry: 1475938)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE207
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475938
Record last edited
Oct 7 2020 12:01PM
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