MEM22468 - Post-medieval prospecting pit 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. A mineral exploration hollow was found, visible as a sub-circular pit 5 metres in diameter and 1.4 metres deep (holding water) with upcast spoil on the downslope sides. It has a bank 1 to 2.5 metres wide and up to 1 metre high; the spoil of the bank abuts a hedgebank (MEM22499) and thus post-dates it.  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 sub-circular pit was c. 5 metres in diameter and 1.4 metres deep. The upcast spoil is located downslope and abuts and thus post-dates a relict hedgebank (MEM22499). This was probably a mining or prospecting work, most likely of 19th Century date. 
|Grid reference||SS 7735 3831 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(8)
Record last edited
Mar 17 2021 2:32PM
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