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 S. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1944/4146 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <3> Unassigned: Webster, Chris Somerset Historic Environment Record. 31/1/2006. Staff comments.

Map

Location

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

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Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1167257
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13953

Record last edited

Apr 27 2020 2:17PM

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