MEM22609 - Post-medieval mound and pit on The Chains (Monument)
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A circular pit and crescentic spoil mound were 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. The pit measures 2.5 metres in diameter and is 1 metre deep, the spoil mound is 2 metres across, 0.4 metres high and is located on the upslope side.  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 circular pit measuring 2.5 metres across and 1 metre deep, with a crescentic spoil mound on the upslope side. This is a possible mineral exploration feature, but could also be a World War Two military feature such as a foxhole. 
|Grid reference||SS 7299 4325 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(32)
Record last edited
Mar 11 2014 3:12PM
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