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


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.



Grid reference Centred SS 7688 3716 (15m by 40m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73NE

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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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