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Title:Inter-tidal deposits at Westward Ho!, Northam
Originator:Riley, H.
Summary:Five areas of peat were surveyed at Westward Ho! by English Heritage in 2002. The survey found substantial erosion had occured since 1984 particularly on the seaward edges of the peat & the midden deposits had disappeared. The largest area of peat (Area B), known as the 'outer peat' centred at this location remained to the northwest of the midden site. The area of peat was 45m north to south x 30m east to west with the peat eroding & cut by channels forming linear peat islands along the southern edge. Wood & tree stumps were identified in Area B as well as a row of four small wooden stakes on the northeastern corner of the peat exposure. A long piece of wood was also identified to the northeast in Area E at SS43152956.

Associated Monuments (11)

MDV468Mesolithic Tools from Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV53224Peat Deposit at Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV50845Peat Deposit at Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV14854Shell Middens at Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV44568Submerged Forest, Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV71575Westward Ho!, Peat Deposit (Monument)
MDV71573Westward Ho!, Peat Deposit (Monument)
MDV71574Westward Ho!, Peat Deposit (Monument)
MDV44571Wooden Stakes at Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV44569Wooden Stakes at Westward Ho! (Monument)
MDV44570Wooden Stakes at Westward Ho, (Monument)