MSO7062 - Post-medieval storage pits in Birch Wood (Monument)


A series of pits in Birch Wood, known locally as "Potato Clamps" and thought to have been post-medieval storage pits, could not be found during field investigation in 1994.

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Burton recorded in 1989 "pits in Birch Wood Simonsbath, known locally as 'Potato Clamps', may have been dug and used at this time to store potatoes". [1] The presence and function of the clamps was confirmed by a Stan Curtis. [2] Field reconnaissance in the vicinity of SS 7750 3930 during tree felling operations failed to locate the features in 1994. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. 73.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Information from Stan Curtis, Stable Flat, Simonsbath, Somerset..
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1994.



Grid reference SS 7750 3930 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE52
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1029631

Record last edited

Mar 10 2021 1:58PM


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