Source/Archive record SEM8759 - Metric survey on Swap Hill, Larkbarrow, Exmoor, Somerset, Exmoor National Park ELB19: Project report

Type Report
Title Metric survey on Swap Hill, Larkbarrow, Exmoor, Somerset, Exmoor National Park ELB19: Project report
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2019
Publisher Hazel Riley
Hazel Riley report
Digital Object Identifier Unassigned
ENPA project name MIRES

Abstract/Summary

A metric survey of part of a contour leat and a herringbone drainage system on Swap Hill was carried out in July and August 2019. The leat is part of an extensive irrigation system constructed by John Knight in Exmoor Forest in 1819 and 1820 to improve grazing. The drainage system may date to the 1820s and 1830s.

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Referenced Monuments (2)

  • 19th Century contour leat from Great Buscombe to Swap Hill (Monument)
  • 19th Century drainage system at Beckham (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

Record last edited

Aug 9 2021 4:09PM