MDE11753 - Stone clearance heap near Berry Lawn Linhay (Monument)

Summary

An irregular turf covered mound of stones, 23 metres by 6.5 metres by 0.9 metres high, is almost certainly a stone clearance heap.

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Full Description

On the right of the track off the main road, in the corner of a field is a large, turf covered mound of fairly small stones. It is possibly a barrow or clearance cairn. [1] SS 7421 4950. An irregular turf covered mound of small stones set into the angle between two field walls on the south side of the Countisbury Hill Road and the north side of the track up to Countisbury Castle. It is 23 metres long, 6.5 metres wide and 0.9 metres high. It is not a barrow, but almost certainly is a stone clearance heap. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Thackray, D. + Thackray, C.. 1986. Lynmouth: Foreland Point, Countisbury Hill & Watersmeet, Devon. P. 15.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 19 April 1994.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7421 4950 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NW212
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46125
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21401
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW83
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 926373

Record last edited

Apr 12 2016 9:04AM

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