MSO9313 - Post-medieval water meadow southeast of Lype Farm (Monument)


The remains of a post-medieval field gutter system associated with the deserted farmstead of Lype, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a water meadow system centred at SS 9544 3767 which is presumed to be associated with the deserted Medieval farmstead of Lype (NMR SS39NE 24). The water meadow survives as a number of parallel ditches running along the slope. The ditches were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/3296 11-APR-1947.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.



Grid reference Centred SS 9541 3770 (197m by 194m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1169
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10090
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE107
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1166486
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33529
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13933

Record last edited

Feb 20 2013 12:36PM


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