MSO8904 - Post-medieval water meadow north of Lower Eastcott Farm (Monument)


An alleged post-medieval field gutter system north of Lower Eastcott Farm, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947, coincides with the site of the deserted farmstead of Higher Eastcott.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post medieval water meadow system noted from air photos to the north of Lower Eastcott Farm. [1,2] This area was looked at during the Brendon Hills Mapping project. The water meadow system described above was not identified on the available air photographs, however, the area immediately to the north of Lower Eastcott Farm, coincides with the location of the deserted medieval settlement of Higher Eastcott Farm. Fragments of a catch meadow system are associated with this second farmstead which is fully described in MSO8895. [3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Francis, P.. 1984. A Survey and Description of the Catch Meadow Irrigation Systems. 41.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3148.
  • <3> Unpublished document: DYER, CAD. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. Carolyn Dyer 2-Feb-1998 RCHME Brendon Hills Mapping Project.
  • <4> Unassigned: Dennison, E, Somerset County Council. 04.07.84.



Grid reference Centred SS 994 342 (108m by 108m)
Map sheet SS93SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO679
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11921
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE29
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1118303
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34500

Record last edited

Jan 3 2018 3:28PM


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