MSO7517 - Post-medieval water meadow southwest of Pooltown (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a post-medieval field gutter system is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. It is thought to be associated with the deserted medieval farmstead known as Washers.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a fragmented water meadow system presumed to be associated with the deserted medieval farmstead known as Washers. The water meadow survives as a number of fragmented linear ditches running parallel to the hill side. They were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. [1] Washers is presumably MSO7499, which is, however, a long way to the south. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1944/4146 (23 January 1947).
  • <2>XY Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE. [Mapped features: #39731 ; #39732 ; #46581 ]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset Historic Environment Record, 31 January 2006.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1167257, Extant 28 April 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9831 3717 (392m by 234m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1192
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10110
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE130
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1167257
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13953

Record last edited

Apr 28 2022 12:17PM

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