MDE20468 - Possible post-medieval mining activity north of Barcombe Down (Monument)

Summary

A group of linear mounds and small spoil heaps were noted on aerial photographs dating to 1977 and were thought to represent mining activity. It has also been suggested that the features concerned may date to the Second World War.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

North side of Barcombe Down. A group of linear mounds and small spoil heaps were noted on aerial photographs dating to 1977 and were thought to represent mining activity. [1,2] It has also been suggested that the features concerned may date to the Second World War, based on aerial photographs available to the HER. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/12/047 (May 1977).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7531a. [Mapped feature: #43670 SS7531a]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Shirley Blaylock, 7 April 2017.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7563 3184 (241m by 251m) Aerial survey
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17854
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/518

Record last edited

Oct 6 2021 11:59AM

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