MDE21619 - Possible undated pottery or iron smelting residue northwest of Venford Farm (Find Spot)
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Small stones or pebbles coated in vitrified material found in this area at Venford by landowner. The coating resembles lead pottery glaze. However, similar material from Roman fortlet site at Stogumber, Somerset, has been tentatively identified as a form of iron smelting residue. The occurrence of burnt stone is a common but as yet not understood feature of ironworking sites in Western Europe . The area was visited in 1991 as part of Exmoor National Park survey work. No further finds were noted. 
|Grid reference||SS 860 295 (point)|
|Civil Parish||WEST ANSTEY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 56683
- Devon SMR: SS82NE/53
Record last edited
Mar 26 2019 2:21PM
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