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.

Please read the .

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. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/3296 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE. [Mapped feature: #39744 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1166486, Extant 27 April 2022.



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

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1166486
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33529
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13933

Record last edited

Apr 27 2022 4:33PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.