MEM22470 - Probable post-medieval mining waste on Spooners (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A probable fragment of mining waste is seen as a quartz rich fragment of rock.

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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. A quartz rich stone was found which sits in 2.2 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. The quartz rich fragment of rock up to c. 0.8 metres in length is probably a fragment of post-medieval mining waste. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

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

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7873 3736 (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): ESP12(16)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:32PM

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