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


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

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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. 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.



Grid reference SS 7873 3736 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(16)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:32PM


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