MMO2227 - Post-medieval banks northeast of Pinkery Farm (Monument)

Summary

Several post-medieval banks are visible on aerial photographs. They lie in an area of drainage and peat cutting and may be related to this activity. They were most likely constructed around the same time as Pinkery Farm in the mid 19th Century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several post-medieval banks are visible on aerial photographs in fields northeast of Pinkery Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7288 4143, the banks appear to enclose two drains, and measures approximately 75 metres long. They lie in an area of drainage and peat cutting and are likely to be related to this activity. They were most likely constructed around the same time as Pinkery Farm in the mid 19th Century; however, they are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1890. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 3106-07 (19 May 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32876 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7288 4145 (86m by 70m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW258
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471329

Record last edited

Feb 10 2021 11:38AM

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