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HER Number:MDV51936
Name:North Sand Bay, Submerged Forest


Organic deposits associated with a submerged forest identified in North Sand Bay


Grid Reference:SX 731 380
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/46

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUBMARINE FOREST (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Submarine Forest (Site of)' indicated at North Sand Bay on Ordnance Survey 25 inch (1880s-1890s) map.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme (Report - Assessment). SDV174932.

Deposits consistent with submerged forest identified in Salcombe estuary in later 19th century. These layers of peat stretching from beneath the beach and out to sea have recently been rediscovered by SWW work at North & South Sands.

Straker, V., 1999, List of Sites (Worksheet). SDV335934.

Sample of peat from North Sands, Salcombe, sent for palaeoenvironmental investigation by Mary Jack of Glasgow University. List of sites in Wembury parish file.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174932Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.58. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV335934Worksheet: Straker, V.. 1999. List of Sites. Worksheet.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3857 - Archaeological assessment of SWW Salcombe marine discharge scheme

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2008 2:34PM