MEM23357 - Post-Medieval prospecting pit or peat cutting on the eastern side of Warren Farm (Monument)

Summary

Possible mineral prospecting feature measuring 40m long by 5m wide by 2m deep with irregular sides and a flattish base. It cuts through up to 1.6m of peat to the subsoil and is constructed to feed into the drainage system.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

Mineral exploitation or peat cutting, on edge of drainage system and constructed to feed into it; cuts through 1.6m of peat to subsoil, east edge remains nearly vertical, while west edge collapsed; irregular sides and flattish base. [1] Possible mineral prospecting feature measuring 40m long by 5m wide by 2m deep with irregular sides and a flattish base. It cuts through up to 1.6m of peat to the subsoil and is constructed to feed into the drainage system. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Bray. L.S.. 2013. Warren Farm, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey.
  • <2>XY Report: Morris, B. and Bampton, J.. 2013. Warren Farm, Exmoor: Results of a Walkover Survey. [Mapped feature: #42484 Prospecting pit or peat cutting,, p. 31]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 79651 41931 (8m by 36m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Warren Farm): EWF13(5)

Record last edited

Apr 10 2018 11:06AM

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