MMO2498 - 19th Century drainage system around Long Combe head (Monument)

Summary

Evidence of probably 19th Century agricultural improvement in drainage is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. At least four drainage ditches can be seen supplementing the natural spring fed streams that drain into the river.

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Evidence of probably 19th Century agricultural improvement in drainage is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, at circa SS 8232 4215 around Long Combe head, Exmoor parish. Four or five drainage ditches can be seen supplementing the natural spring fed streams, flowing northwest into the river from around 400 metres above Ordnance Datum. It is likely more are present but not visible. The earthworks are probably contemporaneous with further improvement works to the east on Madacombe at circa SS 8261 4238. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3195-6 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8230 4217 (68m by 111m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW247
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477962

Record last edited

Jan 3 2017 11:07AM

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