MEM24134 - Undated pit northeast of Emmett's Grange (Monument)

Summary

A rougly circular depression with an earthwork extending to the south was noted during field survey in 2011. This may represent a pit created by mining prospecting or farming activity with a ridge of dumped spoil.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7582 3741. Roughly circular depression with a diameter of c. 7 to 8 metres and a dept of c.0.2 metres maximum. A positive earthwork, possibly a ridge of dumped spoil, extends to the south. This feature is most likely a pit, perhaps a mining prospecting pit or created by farming activity. [1] The site is not visible on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L., Green, T., Wapshott, E. + Walls, S.. 2011. Emmett's Grange, Exmoor, Somerset: Management plan and archaeological assessment. Appendix 1, p32-3.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7582 3741 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Report Site Reference: 182 SEM7641

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 2:09PM

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