MEM24180 - Post-medieval extractive pit within rectangular enclosure on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A subrectangular hollow with a spoil mound to the west is probably a prospecting pit for stone or minerals.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 81841 33056. A subrectangular hollow with a spoil mound to the west lies inside a rectangular enclosure (MEM24177) in the southwestern corner of Halscombe Allotment. The hollow is 3.8 metres long, 2.3 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The mound is 5 metres long, 3.4 metres wide, 0.9 metres high. This may represent a prospecting pit for stone or minerals. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17007, 5-6.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8184 3305 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17007

Record last edited

May 15 2018 10:44AM

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