MEM23947 - Post-Medieval Prospecting Pit on Burcombe (Monument)

Summary

A small prospecting pit associated with Mining activity on Burcombe.

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Full Description

A sub-rectangular hollow 4m by 3m with aspoil heap approximately 5m by 4m and up to 0.9m high on its upslope (southern side) was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe and Wester Emmetts. [1] A small prospecting pit measuring 4m x 3m was discovered on a Mires walkover survey of Burcombe. It likely forms part of the iron ore mining activity on Burcombe. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2012. Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. p14.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. p12.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7520 3793 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(18)

Record last edited

Nov 21 2018 5:01PM

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