MSO7652 - Post-medieval water meadow at East Myne (Monument)


A post-medieval field gutter system at East Myne deserted farmstead is visible on aerial photographs.

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A possible post-medieval water meadow system was allegedly noted on an aerial photograph at East Myne deserted farm site. [1] The possible post-medieval water meadow referred to above is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The water meadow is centred at SS 9305 4813 and covers an area that measures 162 metres long by 40 metres wide. The water meadow is defined by four roughly parallel ditches which are orientated northeast to southwest. The ditches carry water off and down the east facing slope. The water meadow was still visible on aerial photographs taken in 1998. [2-4]

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. 41.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4008-4009 (11 July 1946).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4008-4009 (11 July 1946).
  • <4>XY Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #40009 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 930 481 (148m by 157m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO694
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11940
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW62
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167526
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119302
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34521

Record last edited

Nov 17 2020 2:02PM


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