MEM22464 - Post-medieval mineral exploration work on Spooners (Monument)
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As part of the Exmoor Mires Project, South West Archaeology were contracted to undertake a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Spooners. Noted was a linear mineral exploration trench c. 13 metres long, with an upcast bank 2 metres wide and 0.8 metres high, and a trench 1.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres deep.  The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Spooners, which included this site. A linear excavation was seen measuring c. 13 metres in length and up to 1.5 metres in width, it was 0.8 metres deep. This is considered likely to represent a mining or prospecting work. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7788 3822 (8m by 13m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(4)
Record last edited
Mar 17 2021 2:59PM
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