MDE20787 - Possible medieval or post-medieval pillow mounds on Southern Ball (Monument)


Two short lengths of bank noted on aerial photographs were interpreted as pillow mounds. They were not visible during a site visit in 1993.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7843 4756. Two short lengths of bank on the west side of Southern Ball were noted on aerial photographs and suggested to represent pillow mounds. [1,2] SS 7843 4757. Alleged pillow mounds. "Two short lengths of bank on the west side of Southern Ball. Pillow mounds?" are recorded by [2]. No evidence for the alleged mounds was seen in an area of coarse grass and some heather. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.4040 (April 1947).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7847C. [Mapped features: #46892 SS7847C; #46893 SS7847C]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 2 November 1993.



Grid reference Centred SS 7842 4756 (81m by 39m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18138
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/560
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11927
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE25
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1001708

Record last edited

Jan 19 2021 9:53AM


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