MSO7387 - Post-medieval peat cutting at Lucott Moor (Monument)
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Further east (of the hut, MSO7337) on the other side of Thurley Combe, are mounds too small to be barrows, and banks arranged in some sort of pattern.  Corney is evidently referring to the probable 19th Century peat cutting balks and the numerous residual mounds of peat which cover some 25 hectares of hilltop in the area centred SS 8630 4265, i.e. to the north and east of Thurley Combe.  A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. 
- <1> SSO887 Article in serial: Corney, W.J. 1968. Prehistoric Settlement on Honeycombe Hill. Exmoor Review. 43.
- <2> SMO7320 Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 April 1987.
- <3> SEM8135 Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8631 4291 (1062m by 1243m)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36202 (Original Monarch entry: 36202)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10016
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE95
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36202
- Somerset SMR PRN: 13198
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