MEM15415 - Iron smelting site east of Wilmersham Farm (Monument)

Summary

An iron smelting site of uncertain date is probably associated with the former medieval or post-medieval hamlet at Wilmersham.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An iron smelting site of uncertain date. The site was identified in a location downhill from Wilmersham Farm during the National Trust's archaeological survey of Horner Wood. The site consists of a surface scatter of slag, predominantly from smelting although a single fragment of smithing slag was also collected. It is suggested that the slag is a waste product from iron working within the former hamlet of Wilmersham, and which has tumbled downslope from a location close to the present farmstead. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Juleff, G.. 2000. Report on the Archaeological Survey of the East Water Valley, Stoke, Wilmersham and Pool Woods and Horner Wood. P.23.
  • <2> Report: Juleff, G.. 1999. Greater Exmoor Early Iron-Working Project: Summary of Activities 1997/98 and 1998/99. P.3.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 875 437 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (1)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Aug 27 2014 10:04AM

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