MMO3208 - Post-medieval water meadow south of Shortacombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A post-medieval water meadow system, known locally as a catchwater meadow, is visible on aerial photographs as a series of earthworks south of the deserted settlement of Shortacombe, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7644 3390, four gutters are visible stretching across a southwest facing spur above the River Mole. This system does not appear to be connected to any local farmyards, suggesting that this was a detached system, which only distributed water to the fields and not liquid manure or other fertilisers. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 709-10 (17 April 1973).
- <2> SEM7396 Monograph: Cook, H. + Williamson, T.. 2007. Water Meadows: History, Ecology and Conservation. Windgather Press. 1st Edition. 1-7, 28-9.
- <3>XY SMO7578 Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195. [Mapped feature: #38188 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1492744, Extant 29 September 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7655 3394 (350m by 259m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1492744 (Pastscape entry: 1492744)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE67
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1492744
Record last edited
Sep 29 2021 11:54AM
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