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Monument Number 1471038

Hob Uid: 1471038
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7470043854
Summary : Several small pits and mounds are visible on aerial photographs on an area of moorland south of Cheriton Ridge, Lynton and Lynmouth. The pits are not particularly deep and are most likely to be the remains of peat cutting in the area, with the associated mounds representing peat stands. Peat cutting is known to have continued on Exmoor until fairly recently, and these workings were probably abandoned in the late 19th or 20th century.
More information : Several small pits and mounds are visible on aerial photographs on an area of moorland south of Cheriton Ridge, Lynton and Lynmouth. Centred at approximately SS 7470 4385, at least four pits are visible, most of which are rectangular or sub-rectangular. Two of the pits have small mounds immediately next to them. The pits are not particularly deep and are most likely to be the remains of peat cutting in the area, with the associated mounds representing peat stands. Peat cutting is known to have continued on Exmoor until fairly recently, and these workings were probably abandoned in the late 19th or 20th century (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/931 4124-25 08-NOV-1952
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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) : 47,143
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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, Peat Stand
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Peat Cutting, Peat Stand
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 230
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Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01