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Monument Number 1486608

Hob Uid: 1486608
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7631938909
Summary : Several post medieval drainage channels are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the north-facing slopes of the moor above Cornham Brake. Centred at approximately SS 7631 3889, the central ditches run vertically downslope, joined by smaller ditches at 45 degree angles along their course. They are similar to the "herringbone" style drains seen elsewhere in Exmoor, and appear to drain into the large leat which runs from Cornham Brake to Simonsbath pool (see NMR UID 1029788). Several of the ditches run from the leat into Cornham Brake, and may have been designed to channel excess water from the leat in times of heavy rainfall (1).
More information : Several post medieval drainage channels are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the north-facing slopes of the moor above Cornham Brake.They are similar to the "herringbone" style drains seen elsewhere in Exmoor, and appear to drain into the large leat which runs from Cornham Brake to Simonsbath pool (see NMR UID 1029788). Several of the ditches run from the leat into Cornham Brake, and may have been designed to channel excess water from the leat in times of heavy rainfall.

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 543/2821 (F63) 172-73 27-APR-1964
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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 : Drainage Ditch, Drainage System
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NE 94
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1029788
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01