MEM15438 - Possible post-medieval prospecting pit at Sherracombe (Monument)

Summary

A shallow earthwork pit or scoop in Sherracombe, identified during field survey. The earthwork is one of several similar features within the combe interpreted as evidence for mineral prospecting.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A shallow earthwork pit or scoop in Sherracombe, identified during field survey. Superficially similar to charcoal burning platforms, the earthwork is one of several such features within the combe interpreted as evidence for mineral prospecting. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Cannell, J.. 2002. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 1. P. 3-4; 6; 13. [Mapped feature: #35274 ]

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Location

Grid reference SS 716 363 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 2:52PM

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