MSO7494 - Post-medieval water meadow around Monkham Farm (Monument)


Fragments of a post-medieval field gutter system associated Monkham farmstead are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a fragmented water meadow system associated with the post-medieval farmstead of Monkham were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. The remains survive as a number of linear ditches running parallel to the slope below the site of the farm. To the northwest are the remains of further water meadows also associated with Monkhams Farm which have been recorded separately as MSO7514. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Francis, P.T.H.. 1984. A Survey and Description of the "Catch Meadow" Irrigation Systems Found in the Exmoor Region of West Somerset.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . CPE.UK.1980 3291-3293 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/3291-2 (11 April 1947).
  • <4> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.



Grid reference Centred SS 975 377 (517m by 479m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO811
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE84
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1128250
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34491

Record last edited

Jul 2 2018 4:00PM


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