MDE20246 - Possible medieval telling house above Span Head (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
Vis=estimated -/-/1980(eardley-wilmot) walls of a building extant. This tentatively identified as the 'ruins of a telling house above span head' described in mcdermot's history of the forest of exmoor, 2nd ed p212. Telling house and its function in relation to track from somerset via kinsford gate discussed (eardley-wilwot, dcnq). (1) Vis=12/10/1995 (rchme) eardley-wilmot (above) suggests that this mound could be the telling house referred to by mcdermot at span head. However, span head is 1.2 kms to the ne of this mound. There is no evidence to suggest there has been a building on this mound or that it is the remains of a building so the suggestion that this is the remains of a telling house cannot be substantiated. It is most likely that this mound is a stone clearance heap, as probably are the other mounds (nmr, citing sainsbury). (2) Des=worksheet. (3) Eardley-wilmot, h. /exmoor review/(1981)50-51. (4) Eardley-wilmot, h. /dcnq/34(1978-1981)331-332/leland's road and a telling house. (5) Nmr=ss73nw37. (6) Des=sainsbury, i. S. /(12/10/1995)/rchme field investigation. (7) Macdermot, e. T. /the history of the forest of exmoor/(1973)212. (8)
|Grid reference||SS 7279 3582 (point)|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 12167
- Devon SMR: SS73NW/534
Record last edited
May 25 2018 10:21AM
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