MEM22486 - Possible post-medieval holloway on Spooners (Monument)

Summary

A linear depression may represent a fragment of post-medieval holloway, but its situation at the end of a ditch draining the slopes to the south suggests it may be an erosion feature.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 linear depression is c. 0.5 metres deep, 6 metres wide and 25 metres long. It is possibly a fragment of post-medieval holloway, but its situation at the end of a ditch draining the slopes to the south suggests it may be an erosion feature. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 18.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7800 3784 (16m by 22m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP12(51)

Record last edited

Feb 4 2014 4:06PM

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