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HER Number:MDV107317
Name:Peat Deposit at Broadsands


A peat deposit with occasional sand layers and wood fragments.


Grid Reference:SX 896 576
Map Sheet:SX85NE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay

Protected Status: none recorded

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 463 (Website). SDV350876.

Record ID 463. Year; 1970. Deposit located at SX 896 576. 2 ft [0.61 m] of peat with occasional sand layers and wood fragments, outcrops on the foreshore. It overlies at least 3 ft [0.91 m] of pebbly sand containing abundant plant debris. There may be pollen Zone VII. Depth of deposit; -5 ft OD [-1.52 m OD] = 2-3cm below top of peat bed (pollen sample). 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 463. [Mapped feature: #2085 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2014 1:56PM