Croghan Peat Industries and The Peat Product

Croghan Peat Industries Ltd. are based in Meare, Somerset. They purchased the land in 1997 from a subsiduary of Heinz and won a licence to continue peat extraction until approx 2042 - subject to various planning conditions.

The business owners appear to be:

Andrew Rowland - Managing Director

Richard Bond - Director

They also own E.J. Godwin Peat Industries:

Address:

St. Marys Road
Meare
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 9SP

Website: http://www.ejgodwin.biz/localhistory.htm

This website makes considerable play of their environmental credentials.

Email: sales.ejgodwin@btconnect.com

Is Lindow Peat of any great commercial value?

Despite suggestions from Croghan Peat to the contrary, research conducted on behalf of Saltersley Common Preservation Society indicates that peat quality it is of a low grade and only suitable for limited garden use.

A brief report by ADAS (ADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice) in 2000 can be accessed by clicking below:

ADAS1

ADAS2

Further teats carried out by a representative of Scotts in 2000 produced similar conclusions.

In the intervening years the quality of the peat has probably dropped further as the bog has dried out.

One might ask why is it still being extracted and driven many miles for processing......?