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.

Please read the .

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> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7531a.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/12/047 (May 1977).
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Shirley Blaylock, 7 April 2017.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 756 318 (241m by 251m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Apr 10 2017 12:31PM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.