Site Event/Activity record EMO4988 - 1977: AE - Kinsford ring cairn

Technique(s)

Organisation

Not recorded.

Date

May/June 1977

Description

A partial excavation in May and June 1977 was undertaken as the farmer had been permission to plough the site. This uncovered a circular stone bank 63 feet in diameter, 2 feet high with a 5 foot basal spread. A stone cairn within the enclosure may have held a cremation urn, but if so, had been robbed. This is possibly a Bronze Age ring cairn.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: Devonshire Association. 1862 -. Devonshire Association reports and transactions. (H Eardley-Wilmot), Volume 112 (1980), p 171-174.
  • <2> Serial: Devon Archaeological Exploration Society newsletter no 1 (Sept 1962) - no 49 (January 1975) . 8/1977/4.
  • <3> Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 19 (1978), "Saving Exmoor's Past", p63-67 (H Eardley-Wilmot).

Map

Location

Location
Grid reference SS 7397 3659 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Bronze Age ring cairn at Kinsford Gate Cross (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 22 2020 11:57AM