MMO3801 - Post-medieval water meadow west and south of Bodley (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A post-medieval water meadow, known locally as a catchwater meadow, is visible on aerial photographs, as earthworks. Ditches extend to the west and south of Bodley, south of Middle Bodley and East Bodley. The system is centred at SS 6656 4507 and extends between SS 6651 4524 and SS 6675 4489. These approximately parallel gutters were carefully overflowed to distribute flowing water evenly down the slope over the surface of the meadow. This helped to prevent freezing in winter and encouraged early growth in spring, thereby providing extra feed for livestock. [1-3]
- <1> SMO7042 Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. RCHME: Parracombe, West Devon, 20 December 1999.
- <2> SEM7396 Monograph: Cook, H. + Williamson, T.. 2007. Water Meadows: History, Ecology and Conservation. Windgather Press. 1st Edition. 1-7, 28-29.
- <3>XY SMO7527 Archive: 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153. [Mapped features: #34728 ; #34729 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 6661 4507 (313m by 360m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1505837 (Pastscape entry: 1505837)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE126
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1505837
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