MMO2401 - (Monument)

Summary

A substantial post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on Prayway Meads, Exmoor. In places the bank is cut by the leats of the water meadow system (see NMR UID 1475879). It is not depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1889. The bank was likely constructed during the mid 19th century by the Knight family as part of their agricultural improvements, but abandoned as surplus to requirements shortly afterwards.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on Prayway Meads, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7766 4116, the bank runs downslope, north to south and measures approximately 200 metres long and 3 metres wide. In places the bank is cut by the leats of the water meadow system (see NMR UID 1475879). It is not depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1889. The bank was likely constructed during the mid 19th century by the Knight family as part of their agricultural improvements, but abandoned as surplus to requirements shortly afterwards (1-2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 934-35 29-APR-1973.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1889.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7766 4118 (13m by 205m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476441

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 10:36AM

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