MDE1316 - Natural mound southwest of stone setting (Non-antiquity)


An alleged tumulus, in an area of small peat mounds, could not be found during field investigation in 1995, and was probably a misinterpreted natural mound.

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(SS 7075 4251) A tumulus 14 feet east to west by 8 feet located by the North Devon Archaeological Society. [1,2] There is no identifiable tumulus in the area indicated; numerous small peat mounds in this area are probably natural. [3] SS 7075 4251. The reference falls in an area of rough grassland on a gentle south facing slope a few metres south of a stone setting (MDE1317). There are several natural 'humps' in the area but no trace of this alleged tumulus. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Mrs JE Thorpe, Bratton Fleming.
  • <2> Unpublished document: BUCKLEY, MHB. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 17 July 1973.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F2, 1 October 1974.
  • <4>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 May 1995. [Mapped feature: #44196 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35460, Extant 12 January 2022.



Grid reference SS 7075 4251 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/27
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12235
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20288
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW46
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35460

Record last edited

Jan 12 2022 3:14PM


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