MEM22423 - Possible stone quarrying north of Blue Gate Iron Mine (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
- None recorded
The discovery of a cist was reported by Hazel Eardley-Wilmot (pers comm). This feature was located only a few metres to the east of a cairn. However, it is not a cist but a ragged, oval pit and probably the product of stone cutting and removal. A few large stones around the edge of the pit present the illusion of a revetment as lining but in reality they are not deliberately placed for that function.  The alleged cist is probably associated with mineral prospecting or for the quarry stone used in the construction of the field bank to the north.  Mapping estimated on description above and aerial photographs taken in 2013. Validation required. 
- <1> SMO7308 Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1990.
- <2> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 October 1994.
- <3> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove, 10 September 2013.
|Grid reference||SS 7651 3828 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=870253 (Original Monarch entry: 870253)
- Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MMO285
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10925
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6959
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE13
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 870253
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33064
Record last edited
Sep 10 2013 4:35PM
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