MMO592 - Post-medieval water meadow at Higher Week Farm (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval field gutter system at Higher Week Farm, possibly of two phases, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post medieval water meadow system at Higher Week Farm noted from aerial photographs of 1947. [1,2] The water meadow described above is fairly extensive, lying to either side of Week Lane and stretching from Week Cottages to Orchard Cottages. The aerial photographs suggest that there may be two phases of drainage features present, each on slightly different alignments to each other. [3-5] The features may have actually related to two farmsteads, Higher Week and Lower Wick, the latter of which is shown on the Tithe Map to the west of Week Cottages. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Report: Francis, P.T.H.. 1984. A Survey and Description of the "Catch Meadow" Irrigation Systems Found in the Exmoor Region of West Somerset. 40.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3158 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3158 (23 January 1947).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 4032 (19 May 1947).
  • <5> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.
  • <6> Map: 1840. Withycombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9180 3318 (808m by 509m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11891
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8593
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW35
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1095113
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34469

Record last edited

Dec 6 2016 1:49PM

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