SS7242 : Exmoor: Pinkworthy Pond

taken 19 years ago, 3 km from Shallowford, Devon, England

Exmoor: Pinkworthy Pond
Exmoor: Pinkworthy Pond
Known locally as Pinkery Pond, it was created for landowner John Knight in about 1830, by damming the headwaters of the river Barle. Knight, an ironmaster from Worcestershire, bought the mineral rights to the Forest of Exmoor from the Crown in 1818. It is thought the pond formed part of an aborted engineering project in which it would supply a canal or leat to power a large waterwheel planned for a site nearer Simonsbath. The wheel was to assist the operation of an inclined railway carrying iron ore from Exmoor to Porlock Weir. Neither the canal nor the railway were ever built. John Knight retired to Rome and Frederick, his son, continued to build farms on the moor and improve the land

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Category: Ponds
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Pinkery Pond [8] · Barle [2] · Dam [2] · Exmoor [2] · Pinkworthy [2] ·
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SS7242, 12 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 723 422 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.8850N 3:49.6647W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 721 421
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