MEM22549 - Post-medieval mound on The Chains (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A small crescentic mound was noted during a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. This feature measured 3 metres by 1.4 metres, and was 0.4 metres high. A subcircular waterfilled pit was located to the south, measuring 1.8 metres at maximum dimension. This feature has been interpreted as a mineral extraction site.  The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, which included this site. Noted was a small crescentic mound (measuring 3 metres by 1.4 metres, with a height of 0.4 metres); adjacent was a subcircular water-filled pit (1.8 metres in diameter) to the south. This may be a prospecting pit or a World War Two military feature, possibly a foxhole. The feature is similar to a group of five mounds and pits (MEM22594, MEM22595, MEM22596, MEM22598 and MEM22599). 
|Grid reference||SS 7278 4201 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(1)
Record last edited
Mar 11 2014 12:46PM
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