MMO3241 - Post-medieval peat cutting southeast of Cussacombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A large 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 0.5 hectares. The earthworks are centred on SS 7955 3005 and are mostly square or rectilinear pits measuring up to 26 metres across by 20 metres wide. According to Burton , peat cutting is known to have continued on Exmoor until very recently, and may continue in places. [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 106G/UK/1420 3283-84 (15 April 1946).
- <2> SMO5110 Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. P. 232-33.
- <3> SMO7578 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.
- <4> SEM8135 Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7955 3004 (121m by 114m)|
|Civil Parish||MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1492887 (Pastscape entry: 1492887)
- Devon SMR Monument ID: 53965
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE100
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492887
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Feb 18 2019 5:02PM
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