MEM23946 - Post-medieval pospecting work on Burcombe (Monument)
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A water and vegetation filled linear cut 10-12m long and up to 3m wide aligned northeast-southwest was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey on Wester Emmetts and Burcombe. It is accompanied by a spoil heap up to 0.8m high downslope to the north. Although a discrete feature this appears to be a continuation of MEM23944, to the axis of which it is approximately perpendicular.  A short linear prospecting work and associated spoil heap was discovered by a Mires walkover survey on Burcombe. This is very close to a stone culvert (MEM23945) and other prospecting works (MEM23944), that form part of the iron ore mining activity on Burcombe. 
- <1> SEM8121 Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2012. Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p13.
- <2> SEM8436 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2014. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. Exmoor National Park Authority. p12.
|Grid reference||SS 7523 3799 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(17)
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Jun 15 2022 3:52PM
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