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


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.



Grid reference Centred SS 7710 3826 (3m by 4m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:35PM


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