MDE12843 - Natural spring mound north of stone setting (Non-antiquity)


An alleged mound was noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947. Field investigation in 1995 revealed a natural spring mound but no evidence of any other mound in the area.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS7149 4292. McDonnell reports a round mound seen on aerial photographs. [1-3] Perambulation revealed only a natural spring mound ie a higher area of greener turf formed by excess water from an old spring. No evidence of any other mound, natural or man-made, was identified in the area. No Survey action. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7142a.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK 1980.3085 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/118 (May 1977).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference Centred SS 7148 4291 (27m by 33m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/83
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18167
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20807
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW114
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1043937

Record last edited

May 10 2018 10:36PM


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