MEM22496 - Possible post-medieval prospecting pit on Spooners (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
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. An isolated depression with a roughly oval shape and a maximum dimension of c. 5 metres with a spoil heap on the northeastern, downslope side was noted. It is most likely a mineral prospecting pit, perhaps of 19th Century date, although it appears more eroded than other prospecting features of that date in the area and may therefore be earlier. It is similar in appearance to other possible prospecting pits in the area (MEM22495). 
- <1> SEM7995 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring. 10, 13, 18.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7901 3729 (7m by 6m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ESP13(302)
Record last edited
Mar 17 2021 2:45PM
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