MDE21564 - Possible post-medieval peat cutting south of Moorhouse Ridge (Monument)

Summary

Several rectilinear depressions separated by bulks, a possible peat cutting area.

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Full Description

Several rectilinear depressions separated by bulks: possible peat cutting area, but needs detailed survey. Mentioned in 1821 estate survey: rights for pit turves from Soakey Moor. [1] A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A16. [Mapped feature: #38811 ]
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8235 3114 (55m by 34m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54032
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/36

Record last edited

Feb 18 2019 3:53PM

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