MMO961 - Post-medieval water meadow around Pixton Farm (Monument)

Summary

An extensive post-medieval field gutter system north and south of Pixton Farm, visible as earthworks on various aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An extensive post-medieval water meadow, known locally as a catch meadow irrigation system, is visible as earthworks, on aerial photographs. A series of roughly parallel field gutters or drains extend along the contour of slopes around Pixton Farm. The main concentration of gutters is to the south of the farm, centred at SS 9642 2782 and the system extends as far as SS 9686 2776. North of the farm fragments of gutters are centred at SS 9648 2742. There are possibly more drains to the south of the system, and south of the road, at SS 9656 2758, but these were too indistinct to plot. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/860 3173-4 (2 September 1952).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 4307-8 (15 April 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/67219 0085-6 (15 June 1967).
  • <4> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9662 2787 (712m by 443m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish SKILGATE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8126
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9003
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE46
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133614

Record last edited

Oct 31 2018 3:37PM

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