MEM24399 - Post-medieval peat cutting on North Twitchen (Monument)

Summary

A disturbed area of probable peat cuttings on the western edge of North Twitchen.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A disturbed area with several probable cuttings into the slope up to 8-10m wide and with scarps on the uphill side. It is possible that the disturbance is a consequence of the natural spring line, but the apparent straight-sided cuts suggest deliberate peat extraction. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <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. p. 14; no. 13. [Mapped feature: #44879 Peat cutting, ]

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Location

Grid reference SS 72448 37463 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Record last edited

Sep 2 2020 4:58PM

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