MEM23826 - Post-medieval peat cutting on Kittuck Meads (Monument)


An area of potential peat cutting was noted on recent aerial photographs, survey revealed a peat cutting north of the railway.

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Full Description

A group of earthworks that were thought to indicate an area of peat cutting were noted on aerial photographs. [1-2] A walk over survey by Cornwall Council revealed a peat cutting at SS 83031 43600. It is sub-rectangular and measured 4.5m by 2.5m surrounded by a bank of spoil 1.7m wide and up to 0.3m high. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Geoinformation. 2008. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <3>XY Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2008. Exmoor Mire Restoration Project: Archaeological Survey on Moorland Areas at Alderman's Barrow Allotment, Blackpitts-Exe Head, North Twitchen, Roosthitchen and Verney's Allotment. [Mapped feature: #44840 Sub-rectangular peat cutting., ]



Grid reference Centred SS 83097 43527 (163m by 157m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Jul 27 2018 10:09AM


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