MEM22681 - Post-medieval peat cutting on The Chains (Monument)


A small area of peat putting was seen during field investigation in 2012. This probably dates from the post-medieval period.

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Full Description

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 small area of peat putting was seen to the southeast of Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond; this measures 16 metres northeast-southwest, 4 metres northwest-southeast and 1 to 11.5 metres deep. Like the larger area to the south (MSO10467), this probably dates from the post-medieval period. [1] A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2012. Metric survey of Pinkery pond and its environs. 28.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.



Grid reference Centred SS 7241 4224 (17m by 18m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(132)

Record last edited

Aug 18 2015 3:12PM


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