Site Event/Activity record EEM14679 - 2009: WS - Aclands/Squallacombe Moor, Mires Project



South West Archaeology


March 2009


over four days during late March (16-20/03/09) in weather conditions that were bright, clear and fine, following a relatively long period of fine weather. All of the identified drainage channels were included within the walkover survey, although the methodology employed was modified and separate access routes and baling areas were not defined. Undertaking the survey of this comprehensive and extensive 19th century drainage network meant that a substantial proportion of the area in question was subject to a walkover survey, and not just the 5m corridor either side of the drainage channels. The coarse vegetation cover (predominantly purple moor grass with soft rushes) and peat coverage made the location and identification of subtle features difficult or impossible (the recorded stone row at [SS73813822] (MSO6869) could not be located, for instance), and this raises some questions, but on the whole it seems likely that the low groundpressure machinery employed by the Mire Restoration Project will have a minimal impact, and a greater part of the surveyed area can safely be utilised for baling and access.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Morris, B.. 2009. Exmoor National Park Authority Mire Restoration Project: Archaeological walkover surveys. Results of archaeological walkover surveys at Hommer/Challacombe Moor, Acklands/Squallacombe Moor, Hoar Moor and Codsend Moor and Hydrological Survey at Codsend Moor.
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1566485, Extant 1 December 2021.



Location Aclands/Squallacombe Moor, Challacombe, Devon
Grid reference Centred SS 7301 3882 (2121m by 1688m) Surveyed
Map sheet SS73NW

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 12:53PM