MMO2235 - (Monument)

Summary

A post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork north-east of Pinkery Farm, Exmoor. It is similar in size and form to the extant boundaries around Pinkery Farm, and was probably laid out at the same time. The majority of the field boundaries around Pinkery were constructed by the Knight Family after they acquired the former Royal Forest in the 19th century, and it seems likely that this boundary was also constructed at this time but removed as surplus to requirements. It is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1890.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post medieval field boundary is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork north-east of Pinkery Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7258 4129 the bank runs approximately south-west to north-east along a steep east facing slope above an un-named tributary of the River Barle and measures 145 metres in length. It is similar in size and form to the extant boundaries around Pinkery Farm, and was probably laid out at the same time. The majority of the field boundaries around Pinkery were constructed by the Knight Family after they acquired the former Royal Forest in the 19th century, and it seems likely that this boundary was also constructed at this time but removed as surplus to requirements. It is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1890 (1-2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4084-85 13-MAY-1946.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1890.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7258 4129 (130m by 80m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1472284
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33027

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 10:34AM

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