MSO7387 - Post-medieval peat cutting at Lucott Moor (Monument)

Summary

An area of peat digging, consisting of peat cutting balks and numerous residual mounds of peat which cover some 25 hectares. It probably dates to the 19th Century.

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Full Description

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. [1] 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. [2] A study of the archaeology and history of peat exploitation on Exmoor’s moorlands provides additional background on the practice and sites. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Corney, W.J. 1968. Prehistoric Settlement on Honeycombe Hill. Exmoor Review. 43.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 April 1987.
  • <3> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Turf Cutting on Exmoor: An archaeological and historical study - project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8631 4291 (1062m by 1243m)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 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

Record last edited

Aug 18 2015 3:07PM

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