MSO10889 - Post-medieval leat east of Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond (Monument)

Summary

A leat runs along the east of Pinkworthy Pond and along a small tributary to the northeast. It may have been a continuation of the canal or a collection leat for the pond.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Leat running along the east side of Pinkworthy pond and along small tributary to the northeast. Similar dimensions to the main canal (MSO6847) and not finished. [1] May be continuation of canal or collection leat for the pond. [2] Running down the east side of the pond is an embanked ditch and, from just southeast of the dam, a similar bank runs downhill towards the end of the canal. Although these features are similar in construction to the canal, and may be contemporary with it, they do not join up. [3] Drainage ditch approximately 1 metre wide and 0.5 metres deep, running roughly east to west into the northeast corner of Pinkworthy Pond. [4] This record and MSO10477 may have been confused by different contributors. [5] A fuller extent of the leat was assessed during a metric survey undertaken as part of the Exmoor Mires Project in 2012. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unassigned: 26/1/2007. SMR file 33028.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset SMR, 15 November 1983.
  • <3> Unassigned: RCHME. 1996. Exmoor Survey.
  • <4> Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 27 September 1995.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset Historic Environment Record, 26 January 2007.
  • <6> Report: Riley, H.. 2012. Metric survey of Pinkery pond and its environs. 15.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7259 4236 (407m by 100m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33028

Record last edited

Feb 3 2021 11:04AM

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