MEM23955 - Post-medieval extractive pit on the eastern edge of Wester Emmetts (Monument)

Summary

A linear cut is possibly an extractive pit related to the mining activity on Burcombe and Wester Emmetts.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A water filled linear cut 7 to 8 metres long and up to 2.5 metres wide with a low spoil mound to the northeast approximately 5 metres wide and up to 0.2 metres high, was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe and Wester Emmetts. The feature is probably associated with iron ore working and of a post-medieval date. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2012. Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p20. [Mapped feature: #46670 Figure 3, 32]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7470 3783 (22m by 23m) Georeferenced figure 3
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EWE12(32)

Record last edited

Jun 15 2022 4:28PM

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