MEM22472 - Prehistoric Cairn 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. Found was a probable cairn, visible as a low discrete mound with a rounded convex profile; with no apparent sign of robbing.  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 feature was seen to be a discrete mound with a rounded profile, stony make-up and no sign of any previous disturbance. It measured c. 8 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height and is interpreted as a prehistoric cairn.  A metric survey on Spooner’s Allotment was carried out in 2014 to record and accurately map earthworks. A low, stony mound, c. 6 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high, lies on the south side of the headwaters of a tributary stream of the River Barle, on Spooners Allotment. It is best interpreted as a prehistoric funerary monument. 
- <1> SEM7994 Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 11, 22.
- <2> SEM7995 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 8, 12, 13, 16.
- <3> SEM8128 Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Metric survey of burnt mounds on Spooners Allotment, Exmoor Forest.
|Grid reference||SS 7783 3729 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(22)
- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP14(103)
Record last edited
Mar 17 2021 2:32PM
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