MMO2615 - Post-medieval ditch or gully east of Knowle Manor (Monument)

Summary

An infilled ditch or gully is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork. Its precise date and function are uncertain but it may be associated with the numerous water channels, leats and sluices in this area.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An infilled ditch or gully is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork in a field east of Knowle Manor, Timberscombe. Centred at SS 9631 4290, the ditch runs approximately east to west for some 80 metres. Its precise date and function are uncertain; however, it lies within an area with numerous water channels, leats and sluices, some associated with the saw mill at Knowle (MSO8330), constructed in 1828, and it is possible that this channel is also part of this system. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned and possibly backfilled by the time of publication, and replaced by the two leats visible to the west (MMO2595). [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 163-64 (23 September 1970).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32512 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9632 4289 (82m by 28m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE178
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479687

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 2:25PM

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