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HER Number:MDV107435
Name:Submerged Forest, Westward Ho!


A submerged forest at Westward Ho!.


Grid Reference:SS 429 295
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFSHORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUBMARINE FOREST (Unknown date)

Full description

English Heritage, 2013, Intertidal and Coastal Peat Database: Devon, Record ID 423 (Website). SDV350876.

Record ID 423. Year; 1908. Deposit description; submerged forest area reduced compared to Townsend Hall's estimates. Found seeds in the peat of Ranunculus ssp, Viola, Alnusm, Corylus, Callitriche, Cornus, Rumex, Urtica, Quercus, Lychnis, Atriplex, Carex ssp. Plus others i.e. brackish marsh. Associated artefacts; Also, abundant brackish mollusc Hydrobia Ulvae. Midden contains oyster, mussel and limpet shells, plus flint flakes and cores. Also numerous rodent teeth. Yelland Sone Row nearby [SS 492 328 from map]. Referred to in Rogers (1946). No dates available.

Heathcote, J. + Campbell, G., 2013, NHPP 3A5 Identification of Wetland/Waterlogged Sites. 6240 Exceptional Waterlogged Heritage. Stage 1: Inventory, 25 (Report - non-specific). SDV357296.

No other similar sites in SW and a nationally important site. Mesolithic and later –including footprints. Former wet woodland and fen, now in the intertidal zone, Midden with flint artefacts, animal bone, plant environmental proxies.

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 423. [Mapped feature: #2144 ]
SDV357296Report - non-specific: Heathcote, J. + Campbell, G.. 2013. NHPP 3A5 Identification of Wetland/Waterlogged Sites. 6240 Exceptional Waterlogged Heritage. Stage 1: Inventory. English Heritage. N/A. Digital. 25.

Associated Monuments

MDV44568Related to: Submerged Forest, Westward Ho! (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 10:43AM