MDE13256 - Possible medieval or post-medieval clearance cairn at Ammony (Monument)

Summary

A turf covered circular mound appears to overlie a spread lynchet, and is probably a clearance heap of medieval or later date.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 7579 4914 in improved pasture, is a turf covered, circular mound. It is well defined and is 6.2 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. The mound occupies a very prominent position, overlooking the valley of the East Lyn River. The mound appears to overlie a spread lynchet (part of MMO471) which approaches from the south. This would suggest that the mound is contemporary with or later than the lynchet. Although the origin and purpose of the mound are not clear, it is best interpreted as a clearance heap associated with agricultural improvement, and is of medieval or later date. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1995. [Mapped feature: #46922 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7579 4914 (point)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE54
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1053533

Record last edited

Jan 20 2021 11:50AM

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