MMO959 - Post-medieval water meadow west and north of Rainsbury Farm (Monument)


The extensive remains of a post-medieval field gutter system below Rainsbury Farm, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1952.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The extensive remains of a Post Medieval water meadow, known locally as a Catch Meadow Irrigation System, are visible as earthworks on slopes below Rainsbury Farm, on aerial photographs. At least five roughly parallel field gutters or drains extend along the contour to the south of Rainsbury Farm and are centred at SS 9882 2890. The system extends west as far as SS 9880 2921, and as far east and south east as SS 9920 2907 and SS 9919 2789. [1, 2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3311-2 15-APR-1946.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/860 4164-7 02-SEP-1952.



Grid reference Centred SS 9894 2911 (593m by 538m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8386
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE44
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133612

Record last edited

Jan 8 2018 9:58AM


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