MEM22485 - Possible post-medieval mining waste on Spooners (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A group of quartz rich stones is visible in this area, probably representing post-medieval mining waste.

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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. Noted was a concentration of quartz rich stones which may represent a damaged stone setting or possibly a stone circle. [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. A group of five quartz rich stones and a single slabby siltstone fragment were visible, probably representing mining waste. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 10, 18, 21, 24.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 6, 16, 18.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7688 3716 (15m by 40m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(10)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(11)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(12)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(13)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(14)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(40)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(9)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:33PM

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