MDE20240 - Probable post-medieval spoil heap at Kinsford Cross (Monument)


A probable post-medieval spoil heap arising from adjoining diggings was previously interpreted as a Bronze Age barrow.

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A doubtful barrow, probable spoil heap is visible near 'Kensford Barrow' at Kinsford Cross (MDE1199). This was visited by Grinsell in 1961, it was considered uncertain whether the site was a barrow or upcast from an adjoining quarry. In diameter the feature was thirteen paces, with a height of three feet. [1, 2] The site was visited in 1972 by the Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, who recorded that the 0.5 metre high mound was almost certainly spoil from adjoining diggings. [3] The feature is marked as an earthwork on 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. p 101, 105, 125.
  • <2> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Grinsell, site visit, 23 May 1961.
  • <3> Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Record Card. Site SS73NW13, visited 7 March 1972.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #42077 ]

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12161
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/528
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 7414 3651 (38m by 39m)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Record last edited

Sep 21 2020 5:11PM


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