MMO3240 - Post-medieval peat cuttings northeast of Darlick Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A small area of peat cutting, of probable post medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as numerous small pits and irregular earthworks covering an area of approximately 4 hectares. The earthworks are centred on SS 7825 3350 and are of a variety of shapes and sizes, from square pits measuring 8 metres across, to less regularly shaped, curved pits up to 55 metres across. Due to the large number of pits visible on aerial photographs, only a representative sample has been transcribed, indicating distribution and form. Peat cutting is known to have continued on Exmoor until very recently, and may continue in places. It is possible that this particular area of cuttings is associated with the deserted settlement at Darlick. (1-3) A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3373-74 (11 April 1947).
- <2> SEM7230 Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. P. 232-33.
- <3>XY SMO7578 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195. [Mapped feature: #38895 ]
- <4> SEM8135 Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7823 3348 (292m by 232m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1492885 (Pastscape entry: 1492885)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS73SE/99
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492885
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May 3 2020 8:43PM
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