MMO1028 - Possible post-medieval ironstone pits north of Broad Lane, Exton (Monument)

Summary

Approximately twenty small, circular depressions, possibly ironstone pits, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1952.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear series of approximately twenty, small (4m to 10m) circular depressions, are clearly visible as earthworks on vertical aerial photograph, to the north of Broad Lane, Exton. These features, which are very uniform in shape and size, may be post medieval (or earlier) ironstone pits. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 2155-6 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/860 4062 (2 September 1952).
  • <3> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9315 3389 (168m by 306m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish EXTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7227
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW82
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1133896

Record last edited

Dec 6 2016 9:54AM

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