MEM22467 - Natural stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)

Summary

Large quartz rich stone situated in a 3 metre diameter erosion hollow. Most likely a fragment of mining waste.

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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 large quartz rich stone which sits in a 3 metre diameter erosion hollow. [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 large quartz rich stone situated in a 3 metre diameter erosion hollow is considered to most likely be a fragment of mining waste. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 9, 21.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 6, 15-16.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7778 3837 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Spooners): ESP12(7)

Record last edited

Jan 18 2017 3:38PM

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