MEM23341 - Post-medieval agricultural mound near Pinkery Farm (Monument)


An agricultural mound was visible as a peaty mound during field investigation in 2013. This likely dates from the 19th or 20th Century. It was previously thought to be a possible burial mound (see MSO10133).

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This feature belongs to a collection of earthworks which were previously interpreted as a prehistoric field system and associated burial mound (see MSO10133). These have been analysed and reinterpreted as a complex of drainage channels. To ensure the record is clear, child records have been created for each feature and linked to the parent record for the whole complex (MSO10133) where full details of the progression of interpretation can be seen. [1] Field investigation in 2013 noted this feature as an irregular, ovoid mound, covered in grass and reeds. This lies 6 etresm south of the nearby drainage ditch (MEM23337). The mound is peaty and measures 7.5 metres north-south, 6.4 metres east-west and 0.3-0.6 metres high. It was previously interpreted a probable prehistoric burial mound within a contemporary field system (see MSO10133) but this mound is far more likely to be the result of the use of the spur for agriculture in the 19th and 20th centuries. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Metric survey in the environs of Pinkery Farm, Exmoor Forest.



Grid reference Centred SS 7251 4102 (11m by 10m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO10133
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO2151
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Driver Farm): EDF13(6)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW183
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1470517
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 14017

Record last edited

Feb 8 2017 2:12PM


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