MMO2543 - 19th Century leat north of Tom's Hill Farm (Monument)

Summary

A ditch visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and probably in part used as a footpath may be the remains of a 19th Century leat, possibly forming part of an extensive water meadow of a type known as a catchwork or field gutter system.

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A ditch visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the north of Tom's Hill Farm may be the remains of a 19th century water channel of a type known as a leat or field gutter, possibly forming part of an extensive water meadow of a type known as a catchwork or field gutter system. The earthwork can be seen for approximately 580 metres from circa SS 81474307 to SS 80924317, and probably tapped a spring fed tributary to Long Combe at its eastern end. The channel passes through the farmstead of Tom's Hill Farm for about 130 metres and was probably used as a footpath after the water meadow passed out of use. At least five leats can be seen to the south of Tom's Hill Farm, forming an extensive water meadow that extends eastwards to the south of Larkbarrow Farm. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3068-9 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3311-2 (13 May 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/931 (F20) 3062-3 (8 November 1952).
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8120 4312 (558m by 105m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW292
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1478430

Record last edited

Jan 3 2017 12:42PM

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