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MONUMENT NO. 1470530


A pair of probable post medieval drainage ditches are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, on moorland to the north of Pinkery Farm, Exmoor. The ditches lie in an area of peat cutting, and may also be associated with this activity. They are broadly similar to the parallel ditches seen to the north east and east around Pinkery Farm and The Chains, which are believed to have been cut as part of the Knight family's improvement attempt. According to Orwin, many miles of drainage ditches were constructed by the Knight family across various parts of Exmoor, but failed to provide adequate drainage for the land to be enclosed succesfully. Most of the ditches tend to drain into natural streams or constructed leats in the area, but there is no visible evidence to show where these particular ditches drained.

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