MSO10945 - Post-medieval catchwork gutter east of Warren Farm (Monument)


A feature that was previously interpreted as a length of leat is now thought to form part of the catchwork system recorded under MMO2354.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

40 metres to 50 metres of very slight earthworks resembling a ploughed contour leat. [1,2] A ploughed contour leat is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork east of Warren Farm, Exmoor. Beginning at approximately SS 7963 4078, the leat measures approximately 50 metres in length. Previously recorded as an individual monument, it is now believed to be part of the substantial water meadow system now recorded under MMO2354. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. SMR 33084. [Mapped feature: #34527 ]
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1985. Recommendations for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Exmoor National Park at Warren, Pinford, Tom's Hill and Hayes Allotment. 42 (site 233).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 134-136 (12 March 1995).
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102016, Extant 31 May 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7963 4078 (9m by 57m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO618
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6914
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE64
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102016
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33084

Record last edited

May 31 2021 10:19PM


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