MEM22528 - Post-medieval mining waste on Deer Park (Monument)

Summary

A stone group probably represents mining waste from post-medieval mine workings upslope.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone group was noted during a non intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. This is an arrangement of four stones that are considered to be of prehistoric date. The largest stone measured 0.6 metres by 0.6 metres, with a height of 0.5 metres; the other stones were smaller. This site lies directly below mine workings so the stones are perhaps ex situ. The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, which included this site. As suggested, these stones are probably mining waste from the workings upslope. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 38.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 24.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7630 3858 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EDP12(87)

Record last edited

Jan 30 2017 8:49AM

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