MEM22582 - Post-medieval peat cutting on Halscombe (Monument)
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A large scale metric survey of an area of earthworks on Halscombe was undertaken by Hazel Riley in 2013 as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. A series of rectangular hollows were surveyed, measuring 0.5 metres deep and covering an area 65 metres by 25 metres; this represents an area of peat cutting which dates from the post-medieval period.  A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7723 3852 (63m by 33m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EDP13(409)
Record last edited
Mar 17 2021 2:36PM
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