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HER Number:MDV103634
Name:Peat Deposit at Bantham Ham


Undated wood and peat deposits sampled behind the dunes at Bantham Ham.


Grid Reference:SX 664 435
Map Sheet:SX64SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishThurlestone
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTHURLESTONE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORGANIC DEPOSIT (Unknown date)

Full description

English Heritage, 2013, Intertidal and Coastal Peat Database: Devon, Record ID 660, ID 268 and ID 269 (Website). SDV350876.

Two samples from SX 66428 43574 and SX 66431 43630, behind the dune system, recorded in 2008. Wood and peat dominate in uppermost sediments. The peat layer rests on clay and silt, which is on top of fractured slates. Core BA-97-2 - the peat layer is capped by windblown fine sand from dunes.

ID 268, Core BA-97-1, Peat layer from c. +0.5 to +4 m OD, located at SX 66428 43574. ID 269, Core BA-97-2, Peat layer from c. -0.5 to +1 m OD, located at SX 66431 43630. No dates available.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350876Website: English Heritage. 2013. Intertidal and Coastal Peat Database: Devon. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/research/heritage-science/environmental-archaeology/Environmental-Studies-Resources/intertidal-peat-database/. Website. Record ID 660, ID 268 and ID 269. [Mapped feature: #63139 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2014 10:29AM