MMO813 - Post-medieval water meadow at Courts Farm (Monument)


A post-medieval field gutter system is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1971.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A water meadow system at Courts Farm was noted on aerial photographs. [2] The extensive remains of a fragmented water meadow system described by the previous authorities which are associated with Courts Farm, a post medieval farmstead. The water meadows appear as ditches running parallel with the hillside. Also surviving is the pond adjacent to the farm which fed the meadow with a mixture of water and slurry. The water meadow ditches survive as earthworks and were mapped from aerial photographs. [3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Francis, P.. 1984. A Survey and Description of the Catch Meadow Irrigation Systems. 41.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4330, 4331.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/71 177/8809-10 07-SEP-1971.
  • <4> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NE. AF1133887.



Grid reference Centred SS 9946 3657 (1232m by 881m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11914
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8357
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE86
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1128260
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34493

Record last edited

Feb 4 2013 11:57AM


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