Site Event/Activity record EEM14520 - 2012: WS - Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Mires Project

Technique(s)

Organisation

Cornwall County Council, Historic Environment Service (Projects)

Date

January 2012

Description

A walkover survey was carried out on land at Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor, in advance of proposed drainage ditch blocking works by the Exmoor Mires Project. A total of 40 heritage assets were idenitified, the majority of which were associated with historic iron ore expolitation in the area. Other site types located included hollow ways, a variety of mounds and isolated stones Accurate locations were recorded for a small number of previously known sites to enhance the Historic Environment Record.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2012. Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey.
  • <2> Monograph: Bray, L. S.. 2015. The Past and The Peat: Archaeology and peatland restoration on Exmoor. Exmoor National Park Authority. 1st Edition.

Map

Location

Location Burcombe and Wester Emmetts
Grid reference Centred SS 7479 3804 (2120m by 1029m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (29)

  • Medieval or Post-Medieval Hollow Way on Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Medieval to post-medieval hollow way on Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Possible Post-Medieval Drainage Ditch on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval prospecting pit on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Possible Post-Medieval Prospecting Pit on the Eastern Edge of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Bank on the Eastern Edge of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Bank on the Eastern Edge of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Bank on the Eastern Edge of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Drainage Cut on the Eastern Edge of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Extractive Pit on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Extractive Pit on the Eastern Edge of Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Extractive Pit on the Eastern Edge of Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Extractive Pit on the Western Side of Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Linear Mining or Prospecting Openwork on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Mound on the Eastern Edge of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Pospecting Work and Spoil Dump on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Possible Prospecting Cut at the Head of the Slope on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Prospecting Cut on the Eastern Side of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Prospecting Cut on the Eastern Side of Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Prospecting Pit on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Post-Medieval Stone Culvert on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Prehistoric standing stone on Horcombe (Monument)
  • Roman Lode Ironworkings (Monument)
  • Undated Group of Hollowed and Terraced Tracks at the Head of the Slope on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Undated Holloway on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Undated mound of unknown origin on Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Undated mound on Wester Emmetts (Monument)
  • Undated Possible Holloway on Burcombe (Monument)
  • Undated standing stone on Horcombe (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2012: WS - Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Mires Project

Record last edited

Jul 9 2020 5:07PM