MEM23902 - Post-Medieval Extractive Pit on Horsen Hill (Monument)

Summary

A large, sub-rectangular hollow on the western side of Horsen Hill with banks of spoil lying to the north and west. However, it could possibly be a quarry.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large, sub-rectangular hollow on the western side of Horsen Hill is 10m N/S, 25m E/W and up to 2m deep. Banks of spoil lie to the north and west. This may be a stone quarry but the presence of the prospecting pits nearby to the east suggest that it could be the remains of extraction of, or prospection for, ironstone. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2016. Archaeological walkover survey: Horsen, Exmoor. 11.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 78294 35839 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Nov 21 2018 5:00PM

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