MEM23949 - Undated Possible Holloway on Burcombe (Monument)


A possible holloway 2-2.5m wide running east-west, just north of another holloway (MEM23948).

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Full Description

A linear hollow 2-2.5m wide, aligned east-west was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey on Burcombe and Wester Emmetts. It resembles a former routeway but a ditch now drains into it and it may simply be an enlarged drainage ditch. [1] A possible holloway was noted during a Mires walkover survey of Burcombe. It measures 2-2.5m wide and is slightly north of MEM23948 and also runs east-west along the line of the combe. There is some doubt on the site's authenticity, but if it is, it may be related 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. p15.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. p12.



Grid reference SS 7514 3798 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(21)

Record last edited

Jan 18 2018 6:11PM


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