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HER Number:MDV12814
Name:Peat stack on Langstone Moor


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


Grid Reference:SX 551 778
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439658
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/62

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.

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

Vis=11/9/1978 (os) not visible. Many 'vague amorphous mounds'.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275852.

'tumulus' marked on os 6" map.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275855.

Not visible raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275857.

Os 6" 1954.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275858.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275859.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275860.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275861.

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

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

Confirmed as peaty mounds; not antiquities.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 23/08/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

Two barrow-like mounds lie in boggy ground about halfway between the barrows on the ridge between Wedlake Combe and the Walkham Valley (SX 57 NW 27) and the Langstone stone circle (SX 57 NE 13). One was cut through and consisted entirely of peaty soil without any stones. They did not appear to be barrows but the workmen did not consider them to be the remains of old peat stacks (T Devon Ass 31 1899 153).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV275852Migrated Record:
SDV275855Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV275857Migrated Record:
SDV275858Migrated Record:
SDV275859Migrated Record:
SDV275860Migrated Record:
SDV275861Migrated 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. South-west Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 23/08/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV4121Part of: Peat stacks on Langstone Moor (Monument)
MDV12813Related to: Peat stack on Langstone Moor (Monument)
MDV12812Related 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
  • EDV8713 - Merrivale Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2021 8:54AM