MSO9314 - Post-medieval water meadow south of Allercott and Stowey Quarries (Monument)


The remains of a post-medieval field gutter system, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1973.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a fragmented water meadow system of medieval or post-medieval date seen centred at SS 9560 3885 which comprises several concentric ditches running parallel with the slope. It is not clear with which of the deserted farmsteads these water meadows were associated. The ditches survive as earthworks and were 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. NMR OS/73 087/589 (17 April 1973).
  • <2>XY Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE. [Mapped feature: #39736 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1166509, Extant 27 April 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9558 3884 (313m by 358m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1170
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10091
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE108
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1166509
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13934

Record last edited

Apr 27 2022 4:35PM


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