MEM22606 - Post-medieval peat cutting on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

An area of post-medieval peat cutting was visible during field investigation in 2012. This is subcircular in shape and has good visible sections.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An area of recent peat 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. This is subcircular in shape, with good visible sections and was thought to be modern in date. [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 an area of peat cutting; this is subcircular in shape and is seen to have good visible sections, implying it is fairly recent in date. [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 7330 4279 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(29)

Record last edited

Aug 18 2015 3:11PM

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