Site Event/Activity record EMO4944 - 1977: AE - Shallowmead

Technique(s)

Organisation

University of Exeter

Date

1977

Description

The site was subject to excavation in 1977 as it was in an area to be included in a land reclamation scheme in an area of rough pasture, and it was thought possible that the site may contain evidence of prehistoric habitations such as hut circles (which are rare on Exmoor). Excavation uncovered a feature thought to be a ring cairn, which included finds that dated the feature to around 2000-1500 BC.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: Miles, H.. 1977. Excavations at Shallowmead, North Molton, Devon: Interim report.
  • <2> Serial: Devon Archaeological Exploration Society newsletter no 1 (Sept 1962) - no 49 (January 1975) . Volume 8/9 (1977), 8.
  • <3> Serial: Devon Archaeological Society. 1975 -. Devon Archaeological Society newsletter. Volume 71 (1998), 6.
  • <4> Serial: Devon Archaeological Society. 1929+. Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings. Volume 55 (1997), 1-38 (H Quinnell) "Excavations of an Exmoor barrow and ring cairn".
  • <5> Archive: Historic England. 2016. NRHE to HER prototype website test. 636656.

Map

Location

Location Shallowmead, Span Head, North Molton
Grid reference Centred SS 7410 3608 (10m by 20m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Bronze Age ring cairn at Span Head (Monument)
  • Prehistoric clearance cairns on Fyldon Common (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 11 2017 11:08AM