TAESP: Places of Special Interest Dataset

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POSI Number TP153
GU number GU2633
SIA Number TS05
Intensive Survey Zone Xyliatos
Village Xyliatos
Locality Alestos
Easting 501981.00
Northing 3876674.00
Elevation (m) 664.00
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Source GPS
Sheet Map 1:5000 29-XXVI
Team Leader AGR
Summary Two adits below the road on the top of Alestos.
Topography Steep rocky ground/slope immediately below the ridge
Vegetation Thistle, Spiny Burnet, Cistus, Hawthorn and grasses
Access Immediately next to the Alestos mine access road [not usable].
Description Environment Two collapsed adits on the west facing slope of Alestos. Close to the ridge and immediately below the Alestos mine access road. Soil is very thin and stony and is supporting grass, thistles and stunted hawthorn.
Pottery None
Tile None
Chipped Stone None
Ground Stone None
Slag None
Architecture None
Visibility (%) 30
Description POSI Two adits cut into the bedrock below the Alestos mine access road. One adit is heading south and the other is heading east. There is a short flat area between the mouths which may have been a junction?! South adit dimensions: 180cm deep, 160cm wide inside adit, 70cm high at mouth, 70cm wide at mouth. There is a cut 45cm wide x 180cm long through the bedrock to the mouth.East adit dimensions: 70cm high at mouth, 70cm wide at mouth, 90cm deep. Lots of tumble infill in this adit.
Condition South adit: Good. East adit: not as good, lots of infill. Both are heavily lichenated
Settlement No
Church No
Building No
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor No
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit Yes
Botany No
Extraction Yes
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman Yes
Medieval/Ottoman No
Modern No
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By ESP
Entered Date 16/7/2003 00:00:00
Recorded By ESP
Recorded Date 15/7/2003 00:00:00