MMO2595 - 19th Century leats east of Knowle Manor (Monument)

Summary

Two leats are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. They appear to have been designed to channel water to the saw mill at Knowle Manor, which was constructed in 1828 and was known to have included an overshot wheel and pond.

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Full Description

Two leats are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, in fields east of Knowle Manor, Timberscombe. Centred at approximately SS 9620 4292, the two leats run parallel to each other east to west for approximately 115 and 150 metres. The longer of the two at SS 9617 4289 measures up to 3 metres wide, while the shorter one, at SS 9621 4294 is also the more narrow, measuring up to 2 metres wide. The leats appear to have been designed to channel water (possibly from the springs visible further east at SS 9662 4294) to the saw mill at Knowle Manor. The saw mill was constructed in 1828 and was known to have included an overshot wheel and pond. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 163-64 (23 September 1970).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32515 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9619 4292 (165m by 86m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE174
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479322

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 2:32PM

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