MMO2457 - Post-medieval leat west of Combe Farm (Monument)

Summary

A probable post-medieval leat is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It lies between a water meadow system and a series of leats believed to have had an industrial function, and may have been related to either.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A probable post-medieval leat is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork west of Combe Farm, Withycombe. Centred at approximately ST 0061 4058 and running east to west along a south facing slope above The Combe. The leat measures approximately 270 metre long and lies between a water meadow system and a series of leats believed to have had an industrial function, and may have been related to either. It appears to have been connected to a weir visible to the west, indicating an industrial function may be the more likely option. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3252-53 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 04 SW. MD002176. [Mapped feature: #32389 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0061 4058 (276m by 39m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST04SW
Civil Parish WITHYCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 04 SW195
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477799

Record last edited

Mar 3 2020 3:11PM

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