MMO843 - Post-medieval water meadow south and southwest of Higher Marsh (Monument)


A post-medieval field gutter system between Higher Marsh Farm and the deserted farmstead of Lower Marsh, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A system of Post Medieval field gutters, visible on aerial photographs, probably form part of a water meadow, known locally as a Catch Meadow irrigation system. At least seven roughly parallel ditches, measuring up to 250m long, extend along the contour, between 152m and 183m above OD. They are situated on a south facing slope, centred at SS 9181 2832, between Higher Marsh farm and the site of the deserted farmstead of Lower Marsh (SS 92 NW 29). The system extends as far west as SS 9038 2917 where more fragments of gutters, measuring up to 300m long, are situated.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3299-3300 02-SEP-1946.
  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NW.
  • --- Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 92 NW. AF1131882.
  • --- Aerial photograph: 02-SEP-1946. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3299-3300 02-SEP-1946.
  • --- Map: SS92NW. 37.



Grid reference Centred SS 9058 2915 (592m by 315m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10042
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9362
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW37
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132228
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13479

Record last edited

Dec 6 2013 12:24PM


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