MMO481 - Possible post-medieval pond on East Pinford (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
Centred at SS 7978 4202 is a feature, depicted on the 1981 Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale mapping.It comprises a circular water-filled hollow, 17.5m in diameter and 3.5m deep (to surface of water). It is surrounded by a well-defined turf-covered stony bank 0.6m high and 3m wide. Its isolated position and the lack of apparent access renders its interpretation speculative.  The circular hollow described above is clearly visible on aerial photographs; however, the surrounding bank is not apparent, and may be obscured by vegetation. The feature lies within an area of extensive post medieval drainage channels, believed to be part of the land improvement attempts by the Knight family during the mid-19th century, and may well be associated with this activity [2, 3].
- <1> SMO5111 Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Wilson-North W R 09-AUG-1994 RCHME Field Investigation..
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 133-34 12-MAR-1995.
- <3>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #44089 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7977 4201 (17m by 18m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1039117 (Pastscape entry: 1039117)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7099
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE119
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1039117
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Mar 20 2018 3:31PM
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