MMO963 - Post-medieval water meadow south of South Haddon Farm (Monument)

Summary

An extensive post-medieval field gutter system south of South Haddon Farm, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1952. It had been ploughed level by 1976.

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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. Ten roughly parallel field gutters or drains, measuring up to 150m, extend along the contour of a slope to the south of South Haddon Farm. These are centred at SS 9571 2765. The system extends east and west, and the fragments of a further five drains are centred at SS 9559 2748, and a further six drains are centred at SS 9593 2765. The area covered by the system was visible ploughed level on 1976 aerial photographs. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/860 3152-3, 3175-6 02-SEP-1952.
  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9577 2762 (469m by 382m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS92NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish SKILGATE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO963
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE48
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133616

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 11:02AM

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