Lynford

Name of Flint Mine / Flint Mining Site

Off forest ride (un-numbered) TL 8244091331

Name of Researcher/s Kathy Gay and Sue Pennell

Date of Survey 28th October 2014

Can you see any of the features listed below?

If so, please count or estimate the number of each feature and record approximate dimensions

Feature type

Present

Number

Maximum length

Maximum width

Maximum depth/height

Pits

Depressions or hollows

yes

6

Approx 8 ft

The vegetation was too dense for any accurate measurements

Approx 15 ft

The vegetation was too dense for any accurate measurements

Perhaps 3 ft

The vegetation was too dense for any accurate measurements

Spoilbanks

Horse-shoe shaped

yes

1 at pit 5

10 ft perhaps

2-3 ft at back of bank

Spoilheaps

Trackways

Yes F C ride adjacent

Worked flints

Discarded flints

Yes

Pit 5 too much vegetation to see properly

few

Other features

(please provide details, if possible)

Pit 5: Discarded chalk

Mapping

Open Space Web-Map builder Code

Access

Were you able to access all obvious areas of flint mining?

If not, please mark on the map the areas you were not able to access.

No

Photography

 

Overall condition of the Site

(from A = excellent to F = poor)

D

Land use ( as many as appropriate)

Forestry Plantation

 

Any additional observations or comments

There may have been many more pits/depressions amongst the trees, but the vegetation was too dense for exploration.

Despite this, 5 small pits were found between TL82493 91266 (nearest ride gate) and TL8261891046 (the best mine). A further pit was found to the east at TL82759 91094.