MMO728 - Extensive post-medieval earthworks to east of Woolcotts Farm (Monument)

Summary

Extensive system of post-medieval drainage features, field gutters and water meadows, noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947 but now partially submerged by the Wimbleball Reservoir.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Extensive system of post-medieval drainage features, field gutters and water meadows, lying to either side of an unnamed tributary stream of the River Haddeo, now partially submerged by the Wimbleball Reservoir. These features are associated with the post-medieval farmsteads and settlements of Woolcotts, Hurscombe Cottages and Bessom Cottage and extend southward to link up with the drainage features described in MMO727. Centred at SS 9722 3169. These features are visible on vertical air photographs. [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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 1151-5 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 3024-6 (19 May 1947).
  • <3> Archive: Dyer, C.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1120594, Extant 4 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9715 3162 (1254m by 1112m) (6 map features)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8923
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE55
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1120594

Record last edited

May 4 2022 4:59PM

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