MEM23941 - Post-medieval prospecting cut on the eastern side of Burcombe (Monument)
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A water and vegetation filled linear cut 15m long and generally about 1m wide, aligned north-south was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe and Wester Emmetts. A spoil bank on the eastern downslope side is approximately 2.5m wide and 0.4m high. This is probably a post-medieval prospecting trench associated with the nearby Blue Gate Mine, active between c. 1835 and WW1 (MSO602).  A linear prospecting cut and spoilbank, situated south of another larger prospecting cut (MEM23940) was noted during a follow-up walkover survey. This may relate to mining of Iron Ore recorded on Burcombe, but there is a degree of uncertainty of this by the Mires Officer. 
- <1> SEM8121 Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2012. Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p8.
- <2> SEM8436 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2014. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. Exmoor National Park Authority. p12.
|Grid reference||SS 7576 3787 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(6)
Record last edited
Jun 15 2022 4:20PM
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