MEM22477 - Post-medieval holloway on Spooners (Monument)

Summary

A probable holloway running at 45 degrees to the slope and visible for c. 40 metres. It has a fairly gentle profile and measures c. 2 metres wide with a depth of c. 0.4 metres to 0.8 metres.

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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. Found was a probable hollow way running at 45 degrees to the slope. This features was traced for c. 40 metres, it has a fairly gentle profile is c. 2 metres wide and was cut into the slope c. 0.4 metres to 0.8 metres. [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. This is a probable post-medieval holloway running at 45 degrees to the slope and is visible for c. 40 metres. It has a fairly gentle profile and measures c. 2 metres wide, with a depth of c. 0.4 metres to 0.8 metres. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 13, 14, 24.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 8, 17.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7749 3791 (9m by 44m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(32)

Record last edited

Feb 4 2014 4:10PM

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