MMO2359 - 19th Century drainage ditches west of Badgworthy Lees (Monument)

Summary

An area of post-medieval drainage ditches is visible as a series of earthworks on moorland.

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Full Description

An area of post-medieval drainage ditches is visible as a series of earthworks on moorland west of Badgworthy Lees, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7824 4481, a large number of ditches are visible, apparently channelling water towards to Withycombe Ridge Water. They are similar in size and form to the large areas of drainage visible on Lanacombe and Great Buscombe to the south, and were probably constructed during the mid 19th Century as part of the Knight family's attempts at land improvement. [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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 4071-72 (8 November 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38757 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475943, Extant 9 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7822 4483 (384m by 319m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE208
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475943

Record last edited

Jun 9 2021 11:57AM

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