MEM22549 - Post-medieval mound on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

A small crescentic mound may be a post-medieval prospecting pit or a World War Two military feature, possibly a foxhole.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [1] 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). [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. The Chains, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 16, 23.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7278 4201 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(1)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2014 12:46PM

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