MEM23345 - 19th Century enclosure banks near Pinkery Farm (Monument)


Enclosure banks were visible as substantial banks with stone facing during field investigation in 2013. These form part of the enclosures for Pinkery Farm which were laid out in the 1860s.

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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 substantial banks with stone facing which measure 1 metre wide, 1-1.2 metres high. The banks overlie the long southeast-northwest running ditches MEM23336 to MEM23340. These are part of the enclosures for Pinkery Farm which were laid out in the 1860s when Pinkery Farm was let to Richard Ridd. [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 7264 4104 (144m by 118m)
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(10)
  • 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 2:13PM


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