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HER Number:MDV107433
Name:Peat Deposit at Westward Ho!


A peat deposit located at Westward Ho!.


Grid Reference:SS 428 301
Map Sheet:SS43SW
Admin AreaDevon
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFSHORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • ORGANIC DEPOSIT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC (Between))

Full description

English Heritage, 2013, Intertidal and Coastal Peat Database: Devon, Record ID 355 (Website). SDV350876.

Record ID 355. Year; 1946. Deposit description; outer and inner peat-bed remnants identified on seaward-sloping blue clay surface. Seaward peat lies on shelly calcareous mud, with thin clay layers in places. Associated artefacts; numerous split bones, teeth, flint flakes and cores within calcareous mud layer. Mesolithic microlith flints. Rogers (1946) is seen as most definitive description of the deposits. Referred to in Churchill and Wymer (1965). 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 355. [Mapped feature: #2142 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV468Related to: Mesolithic Tools from Westward Ho! (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2017 9:48AM