MSO9364 - Post-medieval water meadow at Weir Cleeve (Monument)


A post-medieval field gutter system overlooking the River Barle is visible on aerial photographs.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A system of post-medieval field gutters, visible on aerial photographs, probably form part of a water meadow, known locally as a Catch Meadow irrigation system. At least four roughly parallel ditches, the visible extent of which measure between 100 and 150 metres, extend along the contour, between 152 and 213 metres above Ordnance Datum. They are situated on a west facing slope overlooking the River Barle and are centred at SS 9156 2857. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1420 4300-4301 (15 April 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 92 NW. AF1131882. [Mapped feature: #37953 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9152 2854 (155m by 439m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO846
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10044
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW39
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132251
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13481

Record last edited

Mar 9 2021 11:14AM


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