MEM22682 - Post-medieval stone quarry next to Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)

Summary

A sub-rectangular hollow was visible during field investigation in 2012. This is a small stone quarry probably associated with the construction of the dam and thus dating to the 1820s.

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Type and Period (1)

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 sub-rectangular hollow 15 metres long, 8 metres wide and 2 metres deep. This is a small stone quarry probably associated with the construction of the dam and thus dating to the 1820s. [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 subrectangular hollow was seen measuring 15 metres northwest-southeast, 8 metres northeast-southwest and 2 metres deep, which lies on the west side of the south face of the dam (MEM22686). This is a small stone quarry, probably associated with the construction of the dam and so dating from the 1820s. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2012. Metric survey of Pinkery pond and its environs. 24.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7221 4223 (18m by 16m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(125)

Record last edited

Mar 31 2014 5:00PM

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