MSO10947 - Post-medieval catchwork gutter north of Warren Farm (Monument)


A feature originally interpreted as a leat that is now thought to form part of a larger catchwork water meadow system.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Short section of leat northnortheast of Warren Farm. Western end against a 19th Century field bank. Eastern end terminated against two parallel banks that may be the remains of a field system. Leat created by digging a ditch against the upslope side of an existing bank. [1-3] A short leat is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork north-north-east of Warren Farm, Exmoor. It appears to be part of the substantial water meadow system which extends from Prayway Meads to Warren Farm, and has been recorded as part of this monument. See MMO2354. [4,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1>XY Unassigned: SMR file 33086. [Mapped feature: #34472 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 79. 9282.
  • <3> 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. 43 (site 235).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 134-136 (12 March 1995).
  • <5> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1102020, Extant 1 June 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7956 4097 (166m by 3m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO620
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6892
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE66
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1102020
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33086

Record last edited

Jun 1 2021 1:38PM


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