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HER Number:MDV107320
Name:Peat Deposit at Goodrington Sands


A peat deposit at Goodrington Sands. Roman artefacts were found below the peat.


Grid Reference:SX 894 596
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)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

English Heritage, 2013, Intertidal and Coastal Peat Database: Devon, Record ID 462 (Website). SDV350876.

Record ID 462. Year; 1960. Deposit location; SX 894 596. Beneath 2 ft [0.61 m] of beach shingle, 1ft 6 inches [0.46 m] of sedge peat overlies at least 3 ft [0.91 m] of pebbly sand which contains large amounts of plant debris. Roman artefacts found below the peat by Pidgeon (1885). Pollen Zone VIII. Depth of deposit 0ft OD = 2-3 cm below top of peat bed (pollen sample). Peat A. No dating 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 462. [Mapped feature: #2088 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2014 2:02PM