MEM22423 - Possible stone quarrying north of Blue Gate Iron Mine (Monument)


An alleged cist was noted at this location; however, further investigation suggests this feature is the product of stone quarrying or mineral prospection.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [1] 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. [2] Mapping estimated on description above and aerial photographs taken in 2013. Validation required. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1990.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 October 1994.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove, 10 September 2013.



Grid reference SS 7651 3828 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 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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