MEM15417 - Iron Smelting Site, New Invention (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a medieval iron smelting site at New Invention, identified from in-situ technological debris.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a medieval iron smelting site at New Invention were identified during field survey of the Barle Valley in 2004, less than 1 kilometre to the east of Shircombe Slade (East). Exploratory excavation confirmed the remains as in-situ smelting debris, similar in character to the smelting sites at Shircombe Slade (West and East). A small number of medieval pottery sherds dating to 13th-15th century were also retrieved. The excavated material remains to be analysed. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Juleff, G. + Bray, L.. 2007. Exmoor Iron: An Exploration of the Impact of Past Iron Production on the Environmental and Cultural Landscapes of Greater Exmoor: Post-Excavation Assessment. P.19-21; 133-134; 174.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 900 291 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (1)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Related Articles (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Dec 4 2012 11:28AM

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