MMO2890 - Post-medieval drainage ditches west of Honeymead Farm (Monument)
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An area of complex post-medieval drainage channels is visible as a series of earthworks immediately west of Honeymead Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7929 3922, the ditches run in a variety of directions, mainly channeling water down the west facing valley above White Water, suggesting they were designed designed to channel water from the nearby springs and marshy ground. Several of the streams in the area may have been deliberately widened and recut to cope with the excess water. The system was probably first cut around the time Honeymead Farm was constructed in the mid 19th Century, and have continued in use up until the 20th Century. [1-2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7925 3924 (707m by 384m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1486607 (Original Monarch entry: 1486607)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE93
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1486607
Record last edited
Jul 11 2018 9:51AM
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