MSO10399 - Land Drainage System, Trout Hill, East and West Pinford, Exmoor (Monument)

Summary

An extensive system of open drainage channels occupying most of the upper north facing slopes of Trout Hill, West Pinford, East Pinford and Backham

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Full Description

An extensive system of open drainage channels occupying most of the upper north facing slopes of Trout Hill, West Pinford, East Pinford and Backham. The system is generally more extensive and detailed than the aerial photographic evidence shows but none the less gives a good idea of the extent and character of the system. The dimensions of the channels vary according to their condition and can be up to 0.8 metres deep and as much as 1.5 metres wide. (1) These and similar systems appear to date from the time of Frederic Knights management (1841-1897), and perhaps particularly to Robert Smith's agency, 1848-1861, who was an acknowledged authority in irrigation. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey.
  • <2> Monograph: Orwin, C.S. + Sellick, R.J.. 1970. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. David and Charles Limited. 2nd Edition. 81.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7930 4233 (2526m by 1821m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18810

Record last edited

Sep 4 2017 8:16PM

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