MSO10949 - 19th Century leat southeast of Warren Farm (Monument)


The contour leat appears to be a continuation of a long leat to the west.

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300 metres of contour leat on south side of Dry Hill. Western end begins at 19th Century field bank which forms the eastern end of similar leats. Eastern end runs unto small combe on Ware Ball. Generally 0.5 metres wide with a steep downslope bank 0.4 metres high in places. Maximum width 1.5 metres. [1-4] 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] The leat appears to be a continuation of that recorded as MSO10941. [6] The heritage asset was assessed for inclusion on the Exmoor Local Heritage List in February 2024. It was noted that it has high historical association as part of early John Knight estate activities. It's collective value is high being one of a group of features strongly associated with the 'reclamation' of the former Royal Forest by the Knights. It was decided to add the asset to the Local Heritage List. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1>XY Unassigned: SMR file 33088. [Mapped feature: #34280 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4157.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 79. 9282.
  • <4> 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. 43-4 (site 237).
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975002, Extant 26 May 2021.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 26 May 2021.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Exmoor National Park Authority. 2024. Exmoor Local Heritage List assessed by the Panel on 21 February 2024.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7041
  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW90
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975002
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33088



Grid reference Centred SS 28e+ 1404 (210m by 139m)
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Apr 24 2024 12:57PM


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