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HER Number:MDV12812
Name:Peat stack on Langstone Moor


Previously thought to have been a barrow. Redefined as a peat stack in the 1990s.


Grid Reference:SX 552 780
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/60
  • Pastscape: 439658

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PEAT STAND? (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=-/8/1976 (grinsell) probable peat stack.

Newman,, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141348.

Feature not shown on the english heritage survey of 2003 (newman).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=11/9/1978 (os) probable peat mound.

NMR, CITING TDA, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275823.

'tumulus' shown on os 6" map.2 barrow-like mounds. One was cut through and consisted entirely of peaty soil without any stones. Did not appear to be barrows, but the workmen did not consider them to be old peat stacks (nmr, citing tda).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275826.

Not visible on raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275829.

Os 6" 1954.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275830.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275831.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)179.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275832.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275833.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/1995)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275834.

Des=newman,p.(english heritage)/the langstone moor stone circle and its prehistoric environs:survey report/(2003)appendix v/eh report ai/25/2003 in smr.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Table 3 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Confirmed as peaty mounds; not antiquities.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV141348Migrated Record: Newman,.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV275823Migrated Record: NMR, CITING TDA.
SDV275826Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV275829Migrated Record:
SDV275830Migrated Record:
SDV275831Migrated Record:
SDV275832Migrated Record:
SDV275833Migrated Record:
SDV275834Migrated Record:
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. Table 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV12814Related to: Peat stack on Langstone Moor (Monument)
MDV12813Related to: Peat stack on Langstone Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2018 11:52AM