MMO2416 - Peat Cutting, South of Larkbarrow Corner (Monument)

Summary

A small area of possible peat cutting is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks in an area of rough pasture to the south of Larkbarrow Corner.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small area of possible peat cutting is visible on aerial photographs (1) as earthworks in an area of rough pasture centred on circa SS 82384081, approximately 650 metres to the south of Larkbarrow Corner. The cuttings are not marked on the First or Second Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 (2) and 1903 (3), at which time the surrounding area has been enclosed within large regular fields but appears to be remain pasture. Further sub-division and improvement of the wider area appears to have occurred following the publication of the Second Edition, at which point the area of the peat cuttings was enclosed, with a concomitant halt in improvement and possible use as a small plantation. (4) A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3068-9. 13/05/1946.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.
  • <5> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8238 4081 (62m by 29m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477328

Record last edited

Aug 18 2015 2:57PM

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