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Monument Number 1163589

Hob Uid: 1163589
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Dulverton
Grid Ref : SS8972029360
Summary : Two slag heaps on the south side of the River Barle at the eastern end of Shircombe Slade.
More information : Two slag heaps on the south side of the River Barle at the eastern end of Shircombe Slade were reported by the Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) Archaeologist. The western mound is currently being excavated as part of the ENPA/NT Early Ironworking Project. (1)

Centred at SS 8972 2936 between a well-used woodland track and the River Barle are two well defined slag heaps. The western mound is 6.2 m north-south by 5 m and is 0.82 m high. An excavation trench 2 m long and 0.4 m wide cuts west-east through the mound revealing a composition of compacted slag. The eastern mound is circular and is 5.3 m in diameter and 0.7 m high.
Surveyed at 1:200 with accompanying profiles, 9 September 1998. (2)

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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Information from Veryan Heal, ENPA Archaeologist
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 9 September 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Shircombe Slade/ink survey
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Source : Shircombe Slade/pencil survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Slag Heap
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 1269210
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 82 NE 32
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