MEM23332 - Post-medieval turf stack south of the Chapman Barows (Monument)

Summary

A small, circular peaty mound was visible, measuring 2.3 metres in diameter and 0.75 metres high. This was interpreted as a peat stack, a pile of peat stacked for drying.

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During a rapid assessment and walkover survey in 2013 earthworks were seen which were interpreted as the decayed remains of turf stacks (piles of cut peat stacked for drying). A small, circular peaty mound was visible, measuring 2.3 metres in diameter and 0.75 metres high.

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  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report. 39.

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Location

Grid reference SS 69444 43437 (point)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Record last edited

May 21 2019 12:19PM

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