Source/Archive record SEM7995 - Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring

Type Report
Title Spooners, Exmoor: Results of Archaeological Walkover Surveys and Post Mire Restoration Monitoring
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2013
Exmoor National Park Historic Environment team ESP13
ENPA project name MIRES

Abstract/Summary

The archaeological walkover surveys described in this report were undertaken on behalf of the Exmoor Mires Project (EMP) to provide as full a picture of the historic environment on Spooners, Exmoor (NGR SS 778 377) as possible, in order to allow effective planning of mitigation measures in advance of mire restoration work. An initial stage of walkover was undertaken by South West Archaeology (SWARCH) during May 2012 which identified a total of 40 potential archaeological features. The parameters of this work and its results are detailed in a report (Walls and Morris, 2012) included as Appendix 2 in this document. In order to ground truth the results of the initial walkover, the EMP Historic Environment Officer undertook follow-up survey on 27th September and 4th October 2012 which, in combination with examination of LiDAR survey data, and further work during post restoration monitoring between March and June 2013, added a further 13 features to the total. This report presents the results of the latter work and updates the results and conclusions of the initial SWARCH survey (Appendix 1).

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Referenced Monuments (38)

  • Four natural boulders on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Holloways of unknown date on Spooners (Monument)
  • Modern surface stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Natural stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Possible burnt mound of unknown date on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible holloway of unknown date on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible holloway of unknown date on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval field boundaries on Spooners and Deer Park (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval holloway on Spooners (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 pit on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval prospecting pits on Horsen (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval prospecting pits on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric hut platform on Spooners (Monument)
  • Possible standing stone northwest of Horsen Farm (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 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 Mesolithic stone hammer found on Spooners (Find Spot)
  • 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)
  • Undated stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)
  • Undated stone on Spooners (Non-antiquity)

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2018 4:38PM