MMO958 - Post-medieval water meadow south of Upton Farm (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval field gutter system on a slope to the south of Upton Farm and Upton Cottages, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1977.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Post Medieval water meadow, known locally as a Catch Meadow Irrigation System, is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. A series of field gutters or drains extend along the contour on a slope to the south of Upton Cottages and Upton Farm. These extend over an area measuring 280m by 200m, centred at SS 9800 2922. [1] Originally thought to be earthworks of deserted village, but no evidence to substantiate this (MSO8366). [2] Field called"Pond mead" on the tithe map. [3]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL/77037 0207-8 26-NOV-1977.
  • <2> Unassigned: Aston, M. 17.03.76. Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Map: 1839. Upton Tithe Map and Apportionment. DD Rt 236.
  • <4> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. 12.05.81. Somerset County Council to ENP.
  • <6> Unassigned: SMR file 34149 1:2500.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 97. 8776.
  • <8> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9829.
  • <9> Article in serial: Woodhouse, J. 1976. Barrow Mead, Bath. BAR. 28. 26, 27.
  • <10> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SS92NE. 11.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9805 2923 (322m by 237m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE
Civil Parish UPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11646
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8385
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE43
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133611
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34149

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 11:02AM

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