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Monument Number 1453964

Hob Uid: 1453964
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8423347884
Summary : A Post Medieval water meadow system, visible as curvilinear earthworks, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1947. Located on northwest facing hillslopes in fields immediately north of Ash Farm, are a series of eight curvilinear earthwork ditches, known as a gutter drainage system or catch water meadow. The series of roughly parallel ditches follow the contours of the north facing slope and carry water over and off the fields. Some of the ditches were still visible on aerial photographs taken in 1979.
More information : A Post Medieval water meadow gutter drainage system, visible as curvilinear earthworks, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1947. The water meadow is centred at SS 8422 4789 on a northwest facing hillslope in fields immediately north of Ash Farm. A series of eight curvilinear earthwork ditches have been recorded which follow the contours of the north facing slope. The roughly parallel ditches carry water over and off the fields. Some of the ditches were still visible on aerial photographs taken in 1979. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/CPE/UK/1980 4029-4030 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 131-132 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 Ditch
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34453
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NW 68
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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