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Title:Surface mining, Combe Wood, Combe Raleigh, East Devon
Originator:Kaye, S.
Summary:Earthworks at Combe Wood have been examined on lidar imagery and are thought to be the result of mining, principally ground-sluicing and hushing, where water was collected in ponds, then released to flow along channels/leats and then directed to wash away topsoil and scour boulders and bedrock. The hushing technique has been in use prior to the Roman period for mineral exploration and excavation. In this case the miners may have been exploiting placer deposits of gold or tin.

Associated Monuments (1)

MDV114992Possible Earthwork Boundaries in Combe Wood, Combe Raleigh, East Devon (Monument)