MEM15414 - Possible undated slag heap in Draydon Wood (Monument)


A small slag heap reported in Draydon Wood. The feature could not be identified on the ground.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small heap of smelting slag is reported in Draydon Wood. The mound is recorded as being up to 3 metres in diameter and less than 1 metre in height. [1] This site may be technologically similar to smelting sites recorded at Shircombe Slade (West and East), but it is described as being disturbed and obscured by dense vegetation and no firm conclusions can be made. [2] The area has been surveyed but the reported feature could not be identified on the ground. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Juleff, G.. 1997. Earlier Iron-Working on Exmoor: Preliminary Survey. P.17, 18, 30, Table 1..
  • <2> Report: Juleff, G.. 1999. Greater Exmoor Early Iron-Working Project: Summary of Activities 1997/98 and 1998/99. P.1-2.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. L Bray, 14 October 2009.



Grid reference SS 8940 2922 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS82NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 35572

Record last edited

Mar 26 2019 3:42PM


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