MMO680 - Post-medieval water meadow at Swansea Farm (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval water meadow system visible on air photographs in fields surrounding Swansea Farm, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Fragments of a catch meadow irrigation system in fields surrounding Swansea Farm, centred at SS 9945 3335. To the west, the drainage ditches extend as far as Withiel Florey church (SS 9858 3320). These features were plotted during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3148 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 5147-8 (23 January 1947).
  • <4> Archive: Dyer, C.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1118305, Extant 4 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9907 3321 (1189m by 422m) (4 map features)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11922
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8905
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE30
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1118305
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34501

Record last edited

May 4 2022 4:20PM

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