MEM24208 - Medieval or post-medieval peat cuttings on Humber's Ball (Monument)
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- None recorded
SS 82696 32767. An area of irregular hollows on the southeast side of Humber's Ball represents the remains of disused turbary. A typical cutting is a subrectangular hollow, 3 metres north to south, 6 metres east to west and 0.25 metres deep. The peat cuttings are very different to those in the Royal Forest around Simonsbath which date from the 19th and 20th Centuries and may well represent medieval and early post-medieval turbaries, worked by the farms which border the former open moorland. 
- <1>XY SEM8544 Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17057, p15. [Mapped feature: #44513 Peat cuttings, HWH17057]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8262 3263 (105m by 123m)|
|Civil Parish||WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17057
Record last edited
May 15 2018 1:48PM
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