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Monument Number 1475811

Hob Uid: 1475811
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7531140451
Summary : A post medieval land drain is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland north west of Duredon Farm, Exmoor. The channels appear to have been constructed to channel water into the three un-named tributaries of Tangs Bottom visible to the west, and were most likely part of the Knight family's land improvement attempts in the mid-19th century.
More information : A post medieval land drain is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland north west of Duredon Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7534 4044, the banked gutters follow the line of the 390 metre contour, and measures approximately 200 metres long. Two channels are visible, both running approximately east-west with the northernmost of the two connecting at a 45 degree angle to the shorter, southernmost section. The channels appear to have been constructed to channel water into the three un-named tributaries of Tangs Bottom visible to the west, and were most likely part of the Knight family's land improvement attempts in the mid-19th century (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95026 069-070 12-MAR-1995
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Orwin, C.S. 1929 "The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest" Oxford University Press, London, page(s) 32-33
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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 : Drain, Drainage System
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 199
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Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01