MMO2467 - Drainage System, Sparcombe Water Head (Monument)


Post medieval drainage ditches are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs at Sparcombe Water Head.

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Full Description

A system of at least seven post medieval drainage ditches is visible on aerial photographs at Sparcombe Water Head. The ditches were possibly cut as part of the Knight family's attempt at agricultural improvement associated with the construction of Tom's Hill Farm around 1850. Centred on approximately SS 81934149, this drainage system covers an area of roughly 0.7 hectares. Similar, but much more extensive drainage systems are visible to the north and west towards Warren Farm, some draining into natural streams and water courses, others appearing to drain into the various contour leats. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 3162-4. 11/04/1947.



Grid reference Centred SS 8191 4149 (91m by 111m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW 232
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477860

Record last edited

Sep 14 2011 5:00PM


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