MEM24192 - Post-medieval peat stand on Old Barrow Down (Monument)

Summary

A small peaty mound within an area of disused turbary is probably the remains of a decayed peat stack.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 83626 32700. A small, peaty mound, 3.4 metres north to south, 2.8 metres east to west and 0.6 metres high, within an area of disused turbary on Old Barrow Down, is probably the remains of a decayed peat stack. The grid reference provided places the stack within Old Barrow Plantation, whereas the location of the site shown in Figure 5 of the report (p28) places the site at SS8362832527. The monument has therefore been mapped on the HER's GIS at this latter grid reference. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17025, 9, 28. [Mapped feature: #44487 Peat stack, HWH17025]
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 14 May 2018.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8362 3252 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17025

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:34PM

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