MMO2903 - Post-medieval contour leat north of Kinsford Water (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval contour leat, possibly related to the water meadow system at Emmett's Grange (MSO6926), is visible as an earthwork. This is probably part of the mid 19th Century agricultural improvements by the Knight family.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post-medieval contour leat, possibly related to the water meadow system at Emmett's Grange (MSO6926), is visible as an earthwork north of Kinsford Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7651 3661, the leat follows the contours of the west facing slope above an unnamed tributary of Kinsford Water and measures approximately 230 metres in length. It is similar in size and form to the leats and gutters of the Emmett's Grange system (MSO6926), but there is no obvious physical connection between the two. It certainly dates to the post-medieval period, and is probably part of the mid 19th Century agricultural improvements by the Knight family. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4449-50 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7653 3666 (157m by 221m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE106
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1486641

Record last edited

Sep 12 2013 1:46PM

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