Holy Well

Name of Flint Mine / Flint Mining Site

Holy Well, Santon

Grid Reference TL84016 87391

Name of Researcher/s Kathy Gay and Sue Pennell

Date of Survey 4th September 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

Approx 6

6 metres

4 metres

1 metre

Spoilbanks

yes

Spoilheaps

perhaps

Trackways

no

Worked flints

yes

Photo attached

Discarded flints

yes

Other features

(please provide details, if possible)

The whole area was overgrown with trees and shrubs and coppice trees making it difficult to detect the boundary between one ‘mine’ and another. Photo attached below. There was a considerable quantity of chalk debris.

Much of the area was also very wet with water flowing under railway bridge

See photo below.

Mapping





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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.

Yes

Photography

Overall condition of the Site

(from A = excellent to F = poor)

E

Land use as many as appropriate)

Marsh – Wood