MEM15416 - Smelting Site, Cloutsham Farm (Monument)

Summary

An iron smelting site of uncertain date but which may indicate the processing of ore at the former medieval or post-medieval hamlet at Cloutsham, now Cloutsham Farm.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An iron smelting site of uncertain, but probably medieval or post-medieval date. Smelting slag was identified at Cloutsham Farm during the National Trust's archaeological survey of Horner Wood. The site consists of a surface scatter of slag tumbling downslope from a point of origin traced to a small in situ deposit to the west of the 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.19.
  • <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 891 431 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (1)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Aug 27 2014 9:58AM

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