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Monument Number 1089201

Hob Uid: 1089201
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Winsford
Grid Ref : SS9072436485
Summary : A working water meadow system at East Nurcott and as such is thought to be the last working gutter system in West Somerset. Water meadows once extended past Great Nurcott Farm and as far south as Larcombe Fot Bungalow (see NMR 1132209).
More information : The Somerset SMR records a working water meadow system at East Nurcott. (1)

This field gutter system is described and illustrated at length by Francis. (2)

The gutters are still in use and regularly maintained by the tenant farmer. As such it is supposed to be the last working gutter system in West Somerset. (3)

This water meadow system was seen on vertical aerial photographs and plotted during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. Water meadows once extended past Great Nurcott Farm and as far south as Larcombe Fot Bungalow (see NMR 1132209). (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somerset CC SMR 29 Sep 1986
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Francis PTH 1984 `Catch Meadow Irrigation Systems on Exmoor' BA dissertation, University of Durham.
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 4 Nov 1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF F61/543/2821 0148-50 07-MAY-1964
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Source : East Nurcott/pencil survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Water Meadow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34247
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NW 35
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, NAR/SMR DATA EXCHANGE PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01