MEM22550 - Possible post-medieval prospecting feature on Deer Park (Monument)

Summary

A possible post-medieval prospecting feature was noted during field investigation in 2012. This may be the end of a drainage feature widened by erosion, but a spoil bank suggests it may be a prospecting feature.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 short linear, 5 metres long and around 2 metres wide. It may be the end of a drainage feature that has been widened by erosion, but a spoil bank on its northern side suggests it may instead be a prospecting feature exploiting the same mineralized zone as the features MEM22544, MEM22545 and MMO2950. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 12, 28.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7710 3826 (3m by 4m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EDP12(301)

Record last edited

Feb 4 2014 4:07PM

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