MDE21568 - Possible post-medieval peat cutting on Cussacombe Common (Monument)

Summary

A possible area of peat digging shown by a number of rectangular depressions.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible area of peat digging shown by a number of rectangular depressions. [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> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A36, 8 June 1992.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8019 3051 (111m by 84m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54036
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/40

Record last edited

Feb 18 2019 4:09PM

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