MEM22540 - Post-medieval prospecting pit on Deer Park (Monument)

Summary

A probable prospecting pit and associated spoil mound were visible during field investigation undertaken in 2012.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hollow with an associated upcast mound 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 site probably represents mineral exploration. [1] 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. Noted was a probable post-medieval prospecting pit and an associated spoil mound. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 26, 44.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 12, 27.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7710 3841 (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(202)

Record last edited

Feb 4 2014 3:36PM

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