MMO2898 - Post-medieval drainage ditch in Simonsbath (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
A small drainage ditch of probable post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork south of Birchcleave Wood, Simonsbath. Centred at approximately SS 7741 3904, the ditch runs approximately north-south across a flat area of land immediately south of the River Barle, and measures approximately 50 metres long. It may also have been intended to relieve pressure on the River Barle during times of high rainfall, in an effort to prevent flooding. The leat most likely dates to the mid 19th Century and the Knight family's agricultural improvements in the area. [1-2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7741 3903 (13m by 53m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1486615 (Original Monarch entry: 1486615)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE101
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1486615
Record last edited
Mar 20 2014 3:03PM
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