MEM24376 - Post-medieval peat cuttings on Porlock Allotment (Monument)


A small area of peat cutting was noted during field survey.

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Full Description

A small area of peat cutting identified by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Porlock Allotment. It consists of 3 features: Feature 30 - SS 83873 43071 - Peat cutting 8m by 3m with external spoil banks 1m wide and 0.2m high. Feature 31 - SS 83879 43084 - A bank 28m long by 1m wide and up to 0.3m high. Not obviously defined by peat cutting but may be a balk between adjacent areas of extraction. Feature 32 - SS 83900 43063 - Rectangular peat cutting measuring 10m x 2m, and 0.3m deep. Water filled. [1]

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  • <1>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. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p. 10-11; no. 30-32. [Mapped features: #44844 Rectangular peat cutting 10m x 2m., ; #44845 Peat cutting 8m by 3m., ; #44846 A bank 28m long and 1m wide., ]



Grid reference Centred SS 83879 43076 (51m by 38m) (4 map features)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Jul 21 2021 12:05PM


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