MEM15660 - Possible post-medieval mining remains at Long Holcombe (Monument)

Summary

An extensive area of earthworks is visible at Long Holcombe, to the east of the road junction to Five Barrows Cross, comprising irregular round and linear mounds. This is likely to be a mineral extraction site but may alternatively represent pillow mounds.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An extensive area of earthworks is visible at Long Holcombe, to the east of the road junction to Five Barrows Cross. The earthworks comprise irregular, round and linear mounds of 2 to 10 metres in length and up to 70 centimetres in height. This is likely to be a mineral extraction site. The features have been cut through to allow drainage off the hill to the north. [1] SS 7630 3561. Area of earthwork banks and ditches that has previously been interpreted as mining features. An alternative explanation is that they are pillow mounds and indicate the former position of a warren. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2008. Hangley Cleave: Report on an Archaeological Walkover Survey. 2, feature number 004.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L., Green, T., Wapshott, E. + Walls, S.. 2011. Emmett's Grange, Exmoor, Somerset: Management plan and archaeological assessment. Appendix 1, p37.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7639 3557 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Report Site Reference: 368 SEM7641

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:12PM

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