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Monument Number 1127391

Hob Uid: 1127391
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8597246971
Summary : A Post Medieval water meadow gutter drainage system, visible as curvilinear earthworks, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1947. Located on a steep south and south-west facing hillslope in fields immediately east of Eastcott Farm south-west of Porlock Weir, a series of curvilinear earthwork ditches follow the contours of the slope to carry water over and off the fields. Some of the ditches were still visible in 1979.
More information : See summary.

SS 8594 4697 A Post Medieval water meadow gutter drainage system, visible as curvilinear earthworks, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1947. Located on a steep south and south-west facing hillslope in fields immediately east of Eastcott Farm south-west of Porlock Weir, a series of roughly 1 to 1.5 metres wide curvilinear earthwork ditches, about 442 metres WSW-ENE (SS 8577 4689 to SS 8618 4706) by 100 metres N-S (SS 8583 4700 to SS 8585 4690), follow the contours of the slope to carry water over and off the fields. Some of the ditches were still visible in 1979. (3-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Francis P, 1984, A Survey and Description of the Catch Meadow Irrigation Systems, BA dissertation, SCPD.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : CPE.UK.1980 3028 April 1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1655 3025 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3028-3029 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79012 002-003 17-APR-1979
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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, Drainage System, Drainage Ditch
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34456
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NE 41
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1127380
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: SEVERN ESTUARY NMP, RAPID COASTAL ZONE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-04-10
End Date : 2008-11-01