MSO7052 - Post-medieval prospecting pits at Picked Stones (Monument)


The likely 19th Century remains of trial iron workings, visible as two pits and a spoil heap.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 7974 3727 are the remains of a trial working or prospecting pit, presumably associated with the iron mining industry (see Picked Stones Mine: MSO6931). The feature comprises two pits measuring 5.6 metres and 4.5 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres deep. A spoil mound, 18 metres long and 5.8 metres wide, lies on the downslope or western side. [1] The site is depicted and labelled as an old quarry on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] It is shown but not labelled on the 2nd Edition map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1994.
  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SS 7973 3728 (29m by 43m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12522
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE40
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1029506
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35724

Record last edited

Jul 11 2018 3:44PM


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