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HER Number:MDV12812
Name:Peat stack on Langstone Moor

Summary

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

Location

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

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).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275829.

Os 6" 1954.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275830.

Osa=sx57ne31. Vis=11/9/1978 (os) probable peat mound.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275832.

Tda/31(1899)153.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275833.

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

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 179 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(August 1976) Probable peat stack.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1940s verticals.

Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, Appendix V/EH report AI/25/2003 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Feature not shown on the English Heritage survey of 2003.

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

SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. Appendix V/EH report AI/25/2003.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 179.
SDV275823Migrated Record: NMR, CITING TDA.
SDV275829Migrated Record:
SDV275830Migrated Record:
SDV275832Migrated Record:
SDV275833Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. South-west 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
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2020 12:52PM