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HER Number:MDV107318
Name:Peat Deposit at France Wood Marsh


A coarse peat deposit at France Wood Marsh.


Grid Reference:SX 819 444
Map Sheet:SX84SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

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 440, ID 303, Laboratory code SRR-491 (Website). SDV350876.

Record ID 440. Year; 1979. Coarse brown peat at 1.2 m in borehole. Present marsh surface at 3.21 m OD. Collected 1974 by C. Morey. Submitted by MWL Blackley.

ID 303. Borehole 50. Sample located at SX 819 440 from horizon 3.35m thick, overlain by 0.85m surface deposits. Depth of sample; +2.0 m OD. Dated sample description; coarse brown peat. Uncalibrated date 1540 ± 40, calibrated date -29.2. Sample is from infill of small valley formerly open to the sea.

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 440, ID 303, Laboratory code SRR-491. [Mapped feature: #2086 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2014 1:56PM