MEM23948 - Undated Holloway on Burcombe (Monument)


A 4-5m wide holloway running east-west on the centre of Burcombe.

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Full Description

A hollowed track 4-5m wide and up to 0.6m deep is aligned east-west and appears to be directed towards (or away from) the area of extractive workings at MEM23944 was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe and Wester Emmetts. It fades at the head of the slope to the west. [1] A 4-5m wide holloway was discovered during a Mires walkover survey of Burcombe. The holloway runs east-west with a slight bend along the gradient of the combe, it could possibly be connected to the 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.



Grid reference SS 7520 3794 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(19)

Record last edited

Jan 18 2018 6:08PM


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