MSO12527 - Post-medieval dewpond on Winstichen (Monument)


A circular depression on the top of Winstitchen, probably a post-medieval dewpond.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular feature is depicted by McDonnell at SS 7895 3834. [1] At SS 7892 3835 in an improved pasture field is a circular depression 19.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres deep. It occupies level or slightly south facing ground on the top of Winstitchen. The feature is most likely to be a dewpond associated with the agricultural improvement of this area. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1994.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1029572, Extant 17 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7059
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE47
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1029572
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35729



Grid reference Centred SS 7892 3833 (31m by 31m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Nov 17 2021 3:37PM


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