MEM22495 - Possible post-medieval prospecting pits on Spooners (Monument)
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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 depressions of varying size, ranging up to c. 10 metres in diameter and 1 metre in depth, with associated spoil dumps were noted. They are probably mineral prospecting pits, perhaps of 19th Century date; although they appear more eroded than other prospecting features of that date in the area and may thus be earlier. 
- <1> SEM7995 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 8, 10, 13, 18.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7904 3729 (23m by 23m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP13(301)
Record last edited
Mar 17 2021 2:45PM
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