MEM15575 - Undated prospecting pits in Embelle Wood (Monument)
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Two shallow circular earthwork depressions or pits are recorded on the lower slopes of Embelle Wood circa 11 metres to the south of the Shingle Ridge on Embelle Beach Wood. The larger, higher pit, measures circa seven metres in diameter and up to two metres deep. A spoil heap circa 10 metre long and five wide is visible on the northern, downslope side of the pit. Oak coppice stools on the spoil heap give an indication of some age. The smaller feature is circa five metres in diameter and between 0.2 to 0.7 metres deep, with much smaller spoil heap visible on the northern, downslope side of the pit. 
- <1> SEM7026 Report: McDonnell, R. + Faxon, K.. 2002. Culbone Woodlands: A Preliminary Archaeological Survey for Management Purposes. P.52-3.
|Grid reference||SS 8142 4934 (point) (GPS derived)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
Record last edited
Aug 17 2020 12:09PM
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