MSO10129 - Post-medieval bank north of Driver Farm (Monument)


A bank noted during field survey may have been involved in the construction of an adjacent field boundary.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A grass covered level top bank up to about 3 metres wide and 0.4 metres high running along the southern side of a field boundary bank on the southeast facing slopes of the combe to the north of Driver Farm. The purpose of this feature is unclear: possibly a level platform for the construction of the boundary bank? [1] This is part of John Knights early water carriage constructed across Pinkery, Goat Hill and Driver 1819 - 1820 [2] later incorporated into Driver and Pinkery farms field systems.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 13 September 1995. [Mapped feature: #34672 ]
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2019. The landscape of the Knights on Exmoor: A case study for the Exmoor Mires Partnership. Fig 9.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 14013



Grid reference Centred SS 7328 4093 (88m by 143m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Record last edited

Oct 28 2022 12:02PM


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