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


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

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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.



Grid reference Centred SS 7788 3822 (8m by 13m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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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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