MDE20343 - Natural stoneheap on Thorn Hill (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A natural stoneheap that has previously been identified as a prehistoric hut circle or burial cairn.

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Type and Period (3)

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Full Description

SS 7263 4377. Thorn Hill. A stoneheap, 14 feet in diameter and 1 foot high. Perhaps the remains of a larger cairn. [1] Shown as a hut circle on the six inch 1962. Ordnance Survey map. [2] SS 7263 4377. Hut circle shown and annotated on 1891 six inch Ordnance Survey map. [3] SS 7263 4377. There is no trace of any hut circle at this grid reference, nor can a cairn be found. [4] SS 7263 4377. On a small, heather, bracken and rough grass covered spur, about 100 metres south of and between the confluence of the West Lyn River and a minor stream, is a small irregular natural rocky/stoney outcrop. This falls on the exact reference as depicted by the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [3] and has obviously been erroneously interpreted by them as a hut circle or by Grinsell [1] as the remains of a possible cairn. It is neither a hut circle nor the remains of a cairn, it is a natural feature. No Survey Action. (Note: On the 1891 1:10560 [3] about 30 metres south of the above feature is depicted an unannotated stony symbol. This is also a natural outcrop). [5] .

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. 195. [Mapped feature: #47056 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 17 September 1974.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 June 1995.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7263 4377 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12269
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/59
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1297
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1328
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW27
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW60
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35403
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35496

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Feb 24 2021 4:34PM

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