MEM22605 - Post-medieval peat cutting on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

A possible peat cutting feature was visible during field investigation in 2012. This is seen as a circular peat scar or cutting with the mineral soil visible.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A recent circular peat scar or cutting was noted during a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. The mineral soil is visible. [1] The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, which included this site. Noted was a circular peat scar or cutting, with the mineral soil visible. This is possibly a peat cutting feature. [2] A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. The Chains, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 16, 25.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.
  • <3> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7329 4271 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(28)

Record last edited

Aug 18 2015 3:11PM

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