MDE11207 - Possible undated cairn or spoil heap northeast of Caffyns Heanton Down (Monument)


A mound is shown on the Ordnance Survey 25" map of 1889. There was no trace of it on the ground in 1993 and it is also not depicted on later mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 6966 4763. A mound is shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map [1] in an area of open heathland on the northeastern slopes of Caffyns Heanton Down. The mound appears to have some stony content represented in its depiction suggesting it may be a cairn or spoil heap. Nothing else is associated with it on the plan. The area has now been ploughed and is at present rough grazing. There is no trace of the mound. It is not depicted on the 1904 Ordnance survey map [2] so may well have been effaced by then. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Devon 2(16). [Mapped feature: #43850 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Devon 2(16).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 19 July 1993.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 915414, Extant 2 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6965 4762 (28m by 29m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 60574
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/129
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21640
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE49
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 915414

Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 11:12AM


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