MSO10454 - Medieval or post-medieval peat cutting northeast of Driver Farm (Monument)

Summary

An eroded and uneven surface that is possibly evidence of peat cutting.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Uneven and eroded surface in the southeast and southwest corners of two small pasture fields to the north-north-east of Driver Farm. Possibly an area of peat cutting activity, grass covered with exposed and eroded sides up to approximately 0.3 metres deep. [1] A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 18 September 1995. [Mapped feature: #34696 ]
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7377 4101 (106m by 124m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 22773

Record last edited

Feb 3 2021 12:28PM

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