MEM23954 - Possible Post-Medieval Drainage Ditch on Burcombe (Monument)
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A ditch 0.5m wide and 0.3m deep with linear spoil banks on both side up to 0.4m high was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe and Wester Emmets. The ditch apparently drains surface water from the Two Moors Way and may be modern - other similar ditches draining the track were noted to the south - but its position immediately south of a cluster of extractive features adjacent to the track raises the possibility that it was intended to prevent water running into the working area and may therefore be contemporary with it.  A follow-up survey by the Mires historic environment officer, noted the potential that this site could be a historic feature associated with mining, but also that it may be modern. 
|Grid reference||SS 7536 3789 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(30)
Record last edited
Jan 18 2018 12:31PM
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