MEM22464 - Post-medieval mineral exploration work on Spooners (Monument)

Summary

A linear excavation is likely to have been a mining or prospecting work.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [1] 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. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 14, 20.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 15.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7788 3822 (8m by 13m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(4)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:59PM

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