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Monument Number 1470699

Hob Uid: 1470699
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7192941375
Summary : A large area of peat cutting, of probable post medieval date, is visible as numerous small pits and irregular earthworks in an enclosure labelled Broad Mead, north-west of Pinkery Farm, Exmoor. The cuttings were most likely abandoned in the late 19th or 20th century.
More information : A large area of peat cutting, of probable post medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as numerous small pits and irregular earthworks in an enclosed area of moorland labelled Broad Mead, north-west of Pinkery Farm, and covering an area of approximately 3.5 hectares. The earthworks are centred on SS 719 413 and are of a variety of shapes and sizes, from square pits measuring 5-7 metres to less regularly shaped and curved pits up to 50 metres across. Due to the vast number of pits visible on aerial photographs, only a representative sample has been transcribed, indicating distribution and form. Peat cutting is known to have continued on Exmoor until very recently, and may continue in places. Similar areas are visible to the east and north-east, along The Chains (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 924-26 29-APR-1973
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R. 2001 "The Field Archaeology of Exmoor" Swindon, English Heritage page(s) 47, 143
Page(s) : 43, 147
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Peat Cutting
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Peat Cutting
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 202
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01