1) A site where tenants of a manor had the right to dig turves or peat for fuel.

Noted in an an undated deed of the early fourteenth century: apud Turpittes versus nord, Guisborough. A deed of 1615 has important information about turf-getting practices: The said Erle and Lord Clifford shall not permit any forener or stranger to make spoyle or waste of the mosse or turbary of Embsey nor lead nor carry away any of the eldinge called rowghe flawes or upper flawes without they sufficiently bed and fill such pitt or pitts as they shall make with ... graving of any elding, turfes or peats.

dates 1300-1350 1615

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