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Monument Number 439658

Hob Uid: 439658
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Peter Tavy
Grid Ref : SX5524078010
Summary : Undated peat stands on Langstone Moor
More information : (SX 55157782, 55207792, 55247801) Tumuli (NR) (1)

Three peat hags. (2)

Two barrow-like mounds lie in boggy ground about halfway between
the barrows on the ridge between Wedlake Combe and the Walkham
Valley (SX 57 NW 27) and the Langstone stone circle (SX 57 NE 13).
One was cut through and consisted entirely of peaty soil without
any stones. They did not appear to be barrows but the workmen did not consider them to be the remains of old peat stacks. (3)

In a flat area of peat diggings only that at SX 55247801 is now
visible as an elliptical shaped peaty mound, 10.0m by 6.0m and 0.9m high. Vague amorphous mounds exist in abundance and the general appearance, condition and position of this mound would suggest a peat hag which accords with Lady Fox's interpretation. (4)

Three probable peat stacks, as shown by hole in 'A'.
Visited August 1976.

'A' SX 55247801 Diameters 11m by 6m, height 0.5m.

'B' SX 55207791 Diameter 6.5m, height 0.3m.

'C' SX 55157782 Diameter 6.0m, height 0.3m. (5)

As described by authority 4 (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (Aileen Fox 1953)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 31 1899 153
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 11-SEP-78
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 179 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman P 01-Oct-2003 EH Archaeological Field Investigation.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Peat Stand
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NE 60
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NE 31
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 NE 30
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-09-11
End Date : 1978-09-11
Associated Activities : Primary, LANGSTONE MOOR - ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-01
End Date : 2003-12-12