MEM22681 - Post-medieval peat cutting on The Chains (Monument)
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- None recorded
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.  A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7241 4224 (17m by 18m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(132)
Record last edited
Aug 18 2015 3:12PM
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