MEM22675 - Post-medieval turf stack on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

A roughly circular peaty mound was visible during field investigation in 2012. This is likely to be associated with the stacking and storage of peat and probably dates to the post-medieval period.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, which included this site. Noted was a roughly circular peaty mound which is 2.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. It is likely to be associated with the stacking and storage of peat and probably dates to the post-medieval period. [1] A large scale metric survey of the Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond environs was undertaken by Hazel Riley in 2012 as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. A roughly circular peaty mound 2.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high lies to the northwest of Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond. An area of peat cutting lies to the northwest and this mound may be associated with stacking or storing the peat before it was transported off the moor; it probably dates from the post-medieval period. [2, 3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2012. Metric survey of Pinkery pond and its environs. 18.
  • <3> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report. 39.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7219 4248 (3m by 2m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(107)

Record last edited

Aug 20 2015 3:14PM

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