MSO10994 - Post-medieval peat cutting earthwork on Verney's Allotment (Monument)


A small low mound, originally interpreted as a prehistoric barrow, is likely to relate to peat cutting activities.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small low mound 4 paces diameter and 0.3 metres high. Possible round barrow. [1] The National Grid Reference cited by [1] falls on a broad flat topped ridge.The area is covered with amorphous undulations and shallow peat workings. Several slight mounds and hollows are visible, but nothing that resembles a prehistoric barrow. [2] No barrow was noted here during a walkover survey by Cornwall Council, but it is within an area of peat cuttings. It may be that the mound is related to this rather than a barrow. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H. 1980. Eardley-Wilmot, H to Somerset County Council 1980 - site visit. [Mapped feature: #47552 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1995.
  • <3> 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. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p. 17-19.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 909017, Extant 25 September 2021.



Grid reference SS 7770 3430 (point)
Map sheet SS73SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6999
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE9
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 909017
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33133

Record last edited

Sep 25 2021 9:31PM


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