MEM15417 - Iron Smelting Site, New Invention (Monument)
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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> SEM7257 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.
|Grid reference||SS 900 291 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
Record last edited
Dec 4 2012 11:28AM
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