Source/Archive record SEM7994 - Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey

Type Report
Title Spooners, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2012
South West Archaeology report 120704
ENPA project name MIRES

Abstract/Summary

South West Archaeology Ltd. was engaged by the Historic Environment Officer of the Exmoor Mire Project to undertake a non-intrusive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Spooners, Exmoor (NGR: SS 7771 3756). The results of this walkover survey will help to mitigate the threats that the proposed drainage- ditch blocking may pose to the historic environment. The survey also aimed to identify archaeological features which might require further mitigation work prior to the blocking of drainage ditches. In total, 40 features were recorded during this walkover survey. This included: mineral extraction works, holloways, field boundaries, cairns, cists, mounds, stone settings and individual stones. A number of these were unknown prior to this survey and several are deserving of further recording prior to any ditch blocking activity.

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Referenced Monuments (26)

  • Four natural boulders on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Modern surface stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Natural stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Possible post-medieval field boundaries on Spooners and Deer Park (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval mining waste on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Possible post-medieval prospecting feature on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval prospecting feature on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval prospecting pits on Horsen (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric hut platform on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible stream fording point of unknown date on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval extractive pit on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval field boundary on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval holloway on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mineral exploration work on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval mining or prospecting work on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval prospecting or extraction feature on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval prospecting pit on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval prospecting pit on Spooners (Monument)
  • Post-medieval prospecting pits on Spooners (Monument)
  • Prehistoric burnt mound on Spooners (Monument)
  • Prehistoric Cairn on Spooners (Monument)
  • Probable post-medieval mining waste on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)

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Record last edited

Mar 20 2017 3:22PM