MMO552 - Post-medieval fish ponds west of Cutcombe (Monument)


Possible post-medieval fish ponds leading into what is shown as 'Newpark Pond', which can be seen on historic mapping and are visible on vertical aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At least two rectilinear ponds are visible on vertical aerial photographs at SS 9260 3922, to the west of Cutcombe. They were plotted during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project and are considered to be post-medieval fishponds. [1-1] The fishponds can be traced on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map and the 6" map drawn in 1962. They lead into what is now known as 'Newpark Pond', which was also extant on the three maps. [3-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4297-8 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Archive: Dyer, C.A.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1089135, Extant 2 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9250 3926 (196m by 88m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS93NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11169
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9263
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW19
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1089135
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33499

Record last edited

May 2 2022 8:39PM


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