MMO756 - Possible undated mineral extraction site south of Swansea Farm (Monument)


An area of possible mineral extraction is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947. Recent rapid reconnaissance failed to locate the areas of extraction described, and it may be of natural origin.

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Area of probable mineral extraction, seen as earthworks on air photographs. The hollows and mounds are spread across two fields to the south of Swansea Farm and may be post-medieval in date, however, the earthworks are well rounded perhaps suggesting a medieval or even earlier origin. [1,2] A rapid reconnaissance failed to locate the areas of extraction described. The most pronounced feature visible on air photographs appears to be the deeply incised head of a natural combe. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 1147-8 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Archive: Dyer, C.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 Sep 1998.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1121222, Extant 5 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9959 3297 (317m by 178m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS93SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8950
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE83
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1121222

Record last edited

May 5 2022 10:37AM


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