MSO6938 - Post-medieval or modern drainage channels at Barcombe and Litton (Non-antiquity)


An extensive area of grass marked ditches, noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947, was found upon field investigation to be caused by natural and artificial drainage channels.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An extensive area of rectangular and sub rectangular grass marked ditches were noted from aerial photographs. [1-3] The features are centred at SS 7970 3346 and cover an area of about 8 hectares. When visited they were found to be natural and artifical drainage channels. [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XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7933. [Mapped feature: #37810 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. LHL/CPE/UK/1980/3371 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-178, 79, 9275 (September 1971).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1995.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 909003, Extant 27 September 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE11
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE29
  • National Park: Exmoor
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1097051
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 909003
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33791



Grid reference Centred SS 7960 3347 (1022m by 1054m) Surveyed
Map sheet SS73SE

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2021 10:02PM


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